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Håkan Edeholt


Institutt for design


Tel: +4722997054

Håkan Edeholt holds since 2008 a tenure position as Professor (PhD) in design at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design 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, Innovation and Foresight, that’s primarily targeted towards ‘glocal’ measures to address urgent issues concerning global sustainability and climate change. The work is today expressed through the research group "ReFuturing Studio" at the Institute of Design and through a lean global network coined designBRICS+, where especially contacts in fast growing 'developing countries' (or 'majority worrld countries') like e.g. China, South Africa, India and Brazil are prioritized.

Anyone with further ideas or questions are more than welcome to communicate them to hakan.edeholt@aho.no.


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