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Openbridge – Open platform for user-friendly ship bridges

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Nordby, Kjetil


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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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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Frydenberg, Synne


Synne Frydenberg is a PhD-fellow at AHO and part of the Ocean Industries Concept Lab. Her research focus is on design for situational adaptation in the interaction between professional users and the systems they are using. The PhD project is based on cases from the maritime domain, representing complex and high-risk user contexts. Synne is researching on how distributed and multimodal technology used in these cases, such as design by augmented reality technologies for ship bridges, can be conceptually framed in order to support designers who are designing for situational adaptation.

Synne gained her MA in Industrial Design from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design in 2011, and has since then worked as an interaction designer, both as a consultant in Making Waves and as in house interaction designer in Gyldendal Digital, before starting her PhD in 2017.

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Stevens, Nicholas


Nick Stevens trained as an industrial designer in New Zealand and then amassed 10 years design experience working in consultancies, in-house and as a freelancer before studying for masters in interaction design at AHO Norway in 2009. During his time as an industrial designer he worked on a number of projects including home appliances for Electrolux and AEG, Baby seats for Britax, phones for Nokia, the stadium chair for the 2010 FIFA world cup and the London velodrome and anesthesia workstations. He has worked in Australia, the UK, Italy and Norway. He has also spoken about design at events both in the UK and Czech Republic.
He teaches interaction design at AHO and runs the Tangible Interaction course in the masters program as well as participating in some of the research projects​.

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