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Berg, Marianne Støren

Marianne Støren Berg is senior innovation manager and research strategist. She is working on the development of strategic areas within design research at AHO, and is now full time occupied with establishing the Maritime Research Laboratory.

With a genuine dedication for design thinking and user centric innovation, she has held various roles within research, design consultancy and industry over the last 20 years.

Prior to joining the team at AHO, she worked with change management and advicing within innovation at Telenor. She was directly responsible for implementing a design driven and customer centric innovation process.

She co-founded the Oslo-based award-winning consultancy KODE Design. It earned a position as a leading firm within customer centric innovation in Norway and worked with clients such as Tandberg Telecom, Scandinavian Business Seating/HÅG, Jordan and Tine.

Marianne holds a PhD in innovation processes and workshops. She enjoys sharing her experience within customer centric innovation, design strategy, design management, service design, design research and participatory design methods. Frequently she holds seminars, is lecturing, is jurying and contributes to the design field with publications in books and articles.

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Egemar, Jesper

Designer

Jesper Egemar holds a degree in Art Direction from Westerdals School of Communication and has been working as a graphic designer for some 25 years. He has designed posters, annual ­reports, logotypes and visual identity ­systems for all kind of clients. But mainly he has been working with companys and institutions in the cultural sector. His work has won gold and silver diplomas in Visuelt and The Most Beautiful Books of the Year Awards. In 2002 Mr. Egemar was awarded the honorable National Book Artists Prize for his contribution to Norwegian book design in general. He teaches graphic design and typography as Associate Professor at Gjøvik University College and is a visiting lecturer at the National Academies of the Arts in Bergen and Oslo.

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Nordby, Kjetil

Researcher

Kjetil is an industrial designer with a master in interaction design from Umeå Design School and a PhD from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) 2011. The PhD deals with the innovative use of new technologies in design practice.

Kjetil has been part of several startups and has worked as an industrial and interaction designer for leading Norwegian companies. He has also tutored students at master and bachelor level at AHO and held master courses a Institute of Informatics at Oslo University.

Recently he has turned his interest towards the Norwegian maritime sector and are leading a multidisciplinary team that seeks to reinvent current ship bridges.

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Lurås, Sigrun

Researcher

Sigrun is an interaction designer with a special interest in designing for complex contexts. In her PhD research, Sigrun focused on how to understand designing for complex, high-risk control environments, and how systemic design may be of help when designing for such contexts.

Sigrun got a MSc in Industrial Design Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2005. Before she started on her PhD at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design in September 2011, she worked as an interaction designer at Halogen and an interaction designer and human factors specialist at DNV GL. Sigrun defended her PhD thesis entitled Systemic design in complex contexts : an enquiry through designing a ship’s bridge publicly on 22 January 2016.

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Mainsah, Henry

Researcher

I am a media scholar  studying the way young people use social media in their everyday lives. Through ethnographic methods I focus mainly on the way social network technologies are shaping society. I lecture on subjects such as qualitative research methods, youth culture, media theory, and cultural identities. My current research focuses on how social media design can be used to change the way young people participate in civic life.

I received my PhD from the Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo. Buzzwords in my research world include: social media, identity, design, youth, cultural studies, learning, ethnography, race, gender, class, ethnicity.

I am currently the coordinator of the AHO PhD school and a researcher attached to the delTA research project at the Centre for Design Research.

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