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Edeholt, Håkan


Håkan Edeholt holds since 2008 a tenure position as Professor (PhD) in design at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (www.aho.no), in Norway.

Håkan’s professional experience includes: industrial-design consultancy at commercial research labs. Most notably are Ericson’s User Application Lab, Sweden and Fuji Xerox Palo Alto Lab, Silicon Valley, USA. He has six years of overseas professional experience (Germany, Kenya, South Africa and USA), with app. four of these years at the African continent. Before the current position, he held an associate professorship at Malmö University in Sweden where he among other things established a new kind of design education built on the idea to bridge the physical and virtual divide manifested by industrial- and interaction design. His PhD – “Design, Innovation and other Paradoxes” – was completed 2004.

Since 2013 the work primarily focusses on a new area within design, based on a combination of Design, Development, Radical Change and Foresight, that’s primarily targeted towards ‘glocal’ measures to address urgent issues concerning long term global sustainability and climate change. The work is today expressed through a lean global network coined designBRICS+, where especially contacts in fast growing ‘developing countries’ (or ‘majority world countries’) like e.g. Brazil, India and South Africa are prioritised.

However, from wherever, any relevant ideas and contacts can be communicated to hakan.edeholt@aho.no.

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Bjørnstad, Nina

Associate professor

Nina Bjørnstad is an associate professor with industrial design diploma from Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design. She is participating in several courses at the Institute of design and a core member of Wonder research network. As an industrial designer she is tutoring diploma works at IDE. Her lecturing expands from three-dimensional visual analysis to product semantics in the first year. She mainly participates in the master courses of industrial design as Technoform and Protohype.

As an experienced teacher she contributes in planning design theory and executing elective master courses. The Nordic academic colleagues has in different occasions invited her to be a master sensor at Westerdals Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology, The Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Science, and external adviser when considering applicants to new positions at Konstfack Stockholm and lately at Linnæus University, Sweden.




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Vavik, Tom


I am professor at Institute of Design at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design. For over 35 years I have been teaching Ergonomics and  now Universal Design to design students. I have experience in lecturing these topics at many universities and organizations in addition to conferences.

The last years I have published books and articles and have for four years been leader of the Design for All category in the annual Design Award program organized by the Norwegian Design Council. Since 2012 I have been a member of Management Committee (MC) in EUs COST Action no. TU1204 – People Friendly Cities in a Data Rich World.

My research interest is how to teach user centred design, social sustainability and inclusive design processes.


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