Master Projects

Defying Depth

ENK gigamap FINAL 1200

 

Defying Debt

A project exploring how sole proprietors in Norway can escape the trap of debt

Oda Heier & Shivani Prakash 2019

 

Abstract

Through the collaboration between Stimulab by DOGA (Design & Architecture Norway) and AHO (The Oslo School of Architecture& Design), we got access to this brief for our System Oriented Design project. Stimulab is an initiative by Difi and DOGA that encourages innovation in the public sector from a citizen perspective. One of the projects that received financial support in 2019 is Brønnøysundregistrene together with NAV (Norwegian Public Welfare Agency). The aim is to create a holistic service which detects and prevents citizens and sole proprietors (enkeltpersonforetak, from now on referred to as ENK) at risk of developing debt. In conversation with representatives from Brønnøysundregistrene, Ann-Christine Nybacka,and NAV Skedsmo, Linda Skalde, we decided to focus on prevention of debt for ENKs.

 


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Residents

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Autonomy for the RESIDENTS at the ROmsås Nursing Home

Emilie Langolf & Marte Rennemo 2019

 

Abstract

In this semester with Systems Oriented Design we have collaborated with Attendo Care. Together with them, we have done a project that aims to make the residents of Romsås Sykehjem more autonomous.Through observations, interviews,mapping and workshops we made a gigamap with different kinds of findings and solutions that we hope will be a benefit for the Romsås sykehjem.In this report you can read about our work in this project.

 


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Wanto to have fun

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I seriously want to have fun

Theodor Vange Field 2019

 

Abstract

From being a young boy, I remember saving up my weekly allowance to go on a shopping spree at the mall, where I spend a lot of my time. The goal of the shopping spree was to purchase as much new clothes as possible. Time is changing and so are we. Im still that boy in sense of my love for fashion, but my passion now is to create awareness around the fast fashion industry, and the fatale way it destroys our environment. I want to use clothes and fashion as my medium to raise awarness.

We have to change the way we act and think. We have to challenge todays linear clothing system. This means changing the way garments are designed, produced, shipped, bought, recycled, and used.

In this project i have worked with design to test out different methodes to create clothes and wearables throgh the circular clothing system.

 


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Food Systems

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Food Systems

Lukas Loschner  2019

 

Abstract

EAT is a non-profit startup dedicated to transforming our global food system through sound science, impatient disruption and novel partnerships.Our global food system is failing both people and planet. While 800 million people worldwide suffer from undernutrition, one third of all food produce goes to waste.Public health issues, such as overweight and obesity are now affecting more than tow billion children and adults.

Unhealthy diets have become a leading risk factor for disease globally and the main driver of epidemic chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart diseases; putting an enormous and rapidly growing burden on healthcare systems.

To change a system one must first understand it holistically, by identifying all actors within the system, the interlinkages and interdependenciesamong them and the variety of contexts in which they co-exist.How we grow, process, transport, consume and waste food significantly contributes to our global environmental crisis.

Thus food systems include all processes and infrastructure involved in feeding a population: growing, harvesting, processing, packaging, transporting, marketing, consumption and disposal of food as well as food related items. It also includes the inputs and outputs generated at each of these steps. A food system is influenced by social,political, economic and environmental contexts and requires human resources that provide labor, research and education.

In current discussion the focus has mainly been on systemic interventions around food production, processing and transportation.Fossil fuels used for mechanized agriculture, chemical fertilizers and genetic modification are being discussed on a daily basis and change is already visible, as alternate food systems are growing.

Local food systems are networks of food production and consumption, that aim to be geographically and economically accessible and direct. Examples include community-supported agriculture, farmers markets, Low-Carbon Diets and slow food movements amon others.

Organic food systems are characterized by a reduced dependence on chemical inputs and increased concern for transparency and information. Produce is grown without chemical pesticides, fertilizer and hormones of industrial food systems.

Fair trade has emerged in global food systems to create a greater balance between the price of food and the cost of producing it. Political intervenion driven through growing public awareness and open discussion is slowly changing industrial food systems.Change from above however, is difficult especially concerning the highly emotional associations with food and consumption thereof.

For that reason EAT has proposed the planetary health diet, a guideline to consume healthy and sustainable, to bring about change from within.

In an experiment, I tried the propsed diet for seven days, with the help of a handy menu plan on the eat website. It seemed to me like a rather complicated, due to its numeric approach to nutritional value and food in general, but otherwise doable life choice.After a week however I went back to my usual eating habits, which conseqeuntly drew my focus on choice and decision making. Why did I choose not to continue the diet, being fully aware of its benefits. Why do we choose to eat a product A over an alternate B?

The following report is concerned with human decision making in general and then in relation to food.Different stimuli are identified and linked to our perception thereof.Cognitive structures and processes are examined and connected to human biases, leading to a decision and following consistent or inconsistent action.Influences thereof are highlighted and further examind to suggest possible interventions.

Change, if occured can be expected neither from government action, nor from business initiatives and innovations led by ordinary people have limited impact. Only by connecting these different pathways can lasting food system reform be achieved.

To disrupt everyday life and its essential convenience and to spark a conversation between political, economic and public actors, the concept of an inconvenience store is introduced as a symbol of our consumption and the crass influences therupon.

 


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Beyond Products

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Beyond Products

Margrethe Sørensen and Marie Frogner  2019

 

Abstract

In today’s world, unhealthy food has become a greater challenge to public health than drugs, alcohol and tobacco combined. As consumers, we constantly hear about the importance of a healthy diet. Still, eating healthy can be challenging.

Personal responsibility is at the core of making healthy choices. However, external factors are proven to have the ability to influence the decision making of the consumer.

Grocery stores are key players on influencing customer purchase intentions and choice. Today, a wide range of methods are used within the store environment as a means for economic growth. This strategy are known to influence consumers in-store decisions.

This project has looked more closely into different grocery stores in Oslo and developed design proposals that aims to challenge triggering influences in these environments.

In addition, this project aims to get a broader understanding around consumer behavior and decision-making within the grocery store and suggest how small changes could influence healthy decisions. The research is set in the grocery store environment.

 


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