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Our key project partners are: ELISAVA (Spain), Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and University of the Arts UAL (UK).

Morrison, Andrew

Professor

Andrew Morrison is Director of the Centre for Design Research at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) in Norway and Professor of Interdisciplinary Design at the Institute of Design (IDE). As co-ordinator of research, Andrew takes part in and leads a range of design research projects. These cover Communication Design, dynamic interfaces and social media; RFID, mediation and activity; Service Design and innovation in leadership; electronic arts installation; narrative and mobile media; practice-based research/research by design; online research mediation and design research methods. Andrew also focuses on design writing, fiction and criticism.

He has been central to the ongoing redesign and teaching of the PhD school at AHO. He has supervised a dozen PhD students at AHO and others at the University of Oslo in design, media and education. Andrew is a member of the Research Committee and the Board of AHO. He was paper co-chair for Nordes 09, Engaging Artifacts, 3rd Nordic Design Research Conference (www.nordes.org) and been a board member of the Design research Society. He has published widely in journals, books and online and has a special research interest in online research mediation. He has edited and co-edited several collections of papers and chapters related to design and new media.

Formerly Andrew was an Associate Professor at the University of Oslo at the interdisciplinary research centre InterMedia where he led the Communication Design Group

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Dudani, Palak

Designer

Palak Dudani is a systems oriented designer and researcher with an interest in culture, social systems and future of urban life. She’s a recipient of two international fellowships and has previously worked with humanitarian aid organisations and start-ups on projects within healthcare, employability and education.

She’s a strong advocate for systemic approach to design and believes that designers hold crucial roles and responsibilities within our transitioning societies. Since 2020, she has been employed on the FUEL4Design Erasmus+ project and the H-SEIF project at the Institute of Design.

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Martinussen, Einar Sneve

Associate professor

Einar Sneve Martinussen is an interaction designer and researcher working with culture, technology and urban life. Einar is the Associate Professor and coordinator of interaction design at the Institute of Design at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Einar did his doctorate as a part of the research project YOUrban on networked cities, social media and design. His PhD thesis is titled ‘Pockets and cities – Investigating and revealing the networked city through design’ and takes up how interaction design can be used to gather insights and generate new meaning in the meeting point between new technologies and urban life.

Einar is educated as an interaction designer at AHO, but also has a background from architecture and urbanism, music and technology. His work includes visualisations of technology, films, inventions, interactive products and exhibitions. Einar also lectures widely about design, technology, everyday life and media at conferences and institutions such as Goldsmiths University, IxDA, the School of Visual Arts in New York, Playful, TEI and Aalto University.

Outreach and communication is a central part of Einar’s work. This includes opinion articles for national newspapers, online writing and media contributions to places such as Discovery Channel, NRK and CBC. Einar has also been part of organising and hosting the international conference ‘Digitalt Byliv’ on digital urban life. Several of Einar’s projects have been exhibited widely, including ‘Immaterials‘ at Lighthouse, MoMA’s ‘Talk to Me’ in New York City, ‘Invisible Fields’ at Laboral in Spain and ‘DREAD’ at De Hallen Haarlem in Amsterdam.

Since 2008 Einar has been teaching and developing various areas of interaction design at AHO, including concept development, theory, electronics and programming. Einar is also a part of the Oslo based design studio Voy.

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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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Edeholt, Håkan

Professor

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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Sjaastad, Mosse

Associate professor

Mosse is a trained interaction designer from MA Design for Interactive Media, Middlesex University, UK. She is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Design and she teaches Master courses and co-ordinate the field of Interaction Design.

She has work experience from London. She moved back to Oslo where she started with two other designers their own design studio, Noon As. During that time she worked with screen-based design and some installations, and she has won several awards from Grafill and Norsk Form.

The last seven years as teacher and course-leader she has explored, conceptualized and developed design courses from tangible interactions to screen based media at Masters level.

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Troye, Rachel

Professor

Rachel Troye is Head of the Institute of Design at AHO as of January 2012. She is also Pro-Rector with responsibility for branding and communication for AHO. She is professor and teaches visual communication, brand identity design and design management at AHO as well as other design schools in Norway. She has also been in charge of several interdisciplinary projects across the school such as AHO WORKS, which exhibits all the students’ work.

In her 20 years of professional practice as a graphic designer in Switzerland and Norway Rachel Troye has taken part in and had responsibility for a broad range of clients and projects. These have ranged from big international corporations like BMW Worldwide, ABB, and The Airport Express Train in Norway to varied cultural projects and NGOs.

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Hansen, Lise Amy

Associate professor

Lise Amy Hansen is an Associate Professor of Design Theory at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design and her researcher is concerned with interaction, communication and digital movement. Her doctorate was on digital movement and design: ‘Communicating movement – Full-body movement as a design material for digital interaction’.

She trained as a graphic designer at Central Saint Martins and Royal College of Arts, London. She was a Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins 2000-2005. She also run her own design company in London for many years, working with architects and developers on urban regeneration and with cultural institutions. She writes (sporadically) about her research projects on the blog Kinetically.

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