Jon Olav Eikenes currently works as an interaction designer in Halogen. He holds a masters degree in industrial design (2006) and a PhD in interaction design and visual communication (2010). Both degrees were received from AHO.
Jon Olav’s doctoral thesis was entitled Navimation: a sociocultural exploration of kinetic interface design . The thesis explores how we may understand the employment of visual movement in screen-based interfaces. The research project was practice-based, involving design experiments and multimodal textual analysis. See Jon Olav’s blog Navimation Research to read more about his PhD project.
Jon Olav has a received a Fulbright grant to visit the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles, from August 2013 to March 2014. During the stay, he will explore the intersections of data visualization and kinetic interface