For the third 24 Hour Inclusive Design Challenge in Oslo we proudly presented both Norwegian and international Team Leaders. They all have great experience in leading designers through projects, and have proven to be passionate about user interaction and people centred innovation.
Mark was appointed to the Michael McNamara Chair in Construction Innovation at Trinity College Dublin in 2008, where he leads the TrinityHaus research centre. Before moving to Ireland, Mark pursued a career in both academia and the construction industry. He was the Professor in Civil Engineering at Strathclyde University between 2004 and 2008 as well as being chairman of the David Livingstone Centre for Sustainability. Prior to Strathclyde he worked for over twenty years on the design and construction of infrastructure projects including highways, power stations, offshore oil platforms, flood defences, tailing dams, landfills in Europe, Africa and Asia.
In 1997 he received a Foresight Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering which led to his appointment at Durham University for 4 years and more recently in 2008 a Japanese Society for Promotion of Science Research Fellowship. He has been appointed as a consultant for several organisations including UK Environment Agency, HR Wallingford and Studio Geotecncio Italiano and is a visiting professor at the University of Siena, Italy and University of Karsetsat, Bangkok. He has published over 70 peer reviewed papers on infrastructure, built environment, pollution, and land remediation.
Elizabeth Walmann is a Graphic Designer and the owner of DesignAid AS – a company that provides visual solutions for digital and print media. She has 19 years of experience as a Graphic Designer and has run her own business for 12 years.
She has had clients such as TV 2, Telenor, Civil Aviation Authority, University of Oslo, Ikea, Höegh LNG, Multiconsult, Jensen & Co and The Maritime Forum of Norway.
Elizabeth was on the winning team for best presentation at the 24 Hour Inclusive Design Challenge in 2010. She won Kolben Social Center's design identity competition and was the winner of TV 2's communication platform competition. In addition she was honoured in Norsk Form's design hotel competition.
Guy Robinson is always up for a challenge! Guy's team from Sprout won the audience vote at the 24hr Challenge during the Include Conference at the RCA in 2007 and his "Team 6" won "best presentation" at a challenge in Hong Kong in 2008. He is the Director of Sprout Design Ltd and a Visiting Tutor for Industrial Design Innovation at the Royal College of Art. He studied at Cambridge and the RCA and is an enthusiastic, knowledgable and skilled Industrial Designer.
Guy started Sprout in 2004, winning a Creative Pioneer Award from NESTA for integrating Sustainable & Inclusive methods into mainstream design. He has won Audi Design Foundation and Dyson Awards for his crutches which have been displayed in London's Science Museum. Guy works with multinationals & entrepreneurs to deliver new product developments including: Reckitt Benckiser, Virgin Atlantic, Tesco, Asda, Lego, and small businesses like Capulet, Pli Design and Ecocamel. He has given Innovation Lectures and Workshops at prominent UK Design Institution, as well as to audiences in Japan, Denmark, Latvia and Chile.
Siri Selnæs works as senior designer in Klipp og Lim, a communications agency in Trondheim. She holds a degree in Visual Communications from Parsons School of Design in New York. Prior to her return to Trondheim in 2006 she has worked abroad and in several Oslo-based agencies, mainly within branding and packaging design.
Siri has worked with many of the larger brands in Norway, including Telenor, NAF, DnB NOR, Tine, Akademika, Widerøe, Stabburet and Sparebank 1. Typical projects include visual identities, packaging design and editorial work.
Siri is a trained graphic designer with a belief that graphic designers can play an important role in the innovation of products and services in the same way as product designers. The graphic designers’ competence is also key in the communication of these products and services, for them to be 100% inclusive. Siri is visiting lecturer at NTNU, she is Authorized Member of Grafill and has recieved several awards from the Norwegian Design Council, Grafill and Kreativt Forum for her work.