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Røise, Øivind


Øivind Røise currently holds a position as PhD Research Fellow at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. He is currently studying how professional designers can support innovation processes in he PhD-project [designing innovation]. He is also engaged in the D·side research project that explores how design support interdisciplinary environments in med-tech industries.

Røise has educational background from design, with a Master of Industrial design, from AHO. He is also educated in business management, with a Master of Business and Economics from the Norwegian School of Management, BI.

Røise has previously studied design ability in Norwegian companies that do not have in-house design capacity. Here the scope was to identify to what extent the companies were able to adapt design knowledge and input from design consultancies.  


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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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