Erik Bohemia

Erik Bohemia
Oslo Metropolitan University · Department of Art, Design and Drama

PhD

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Introduction
I am interested in Design as a cultural practice and the material effects of design. I am a founding chair of the Academy for the Design Innovation Management, an international network for developing and supporting the interests of the design innovation research community. >> https://designinnovationmanagement.com > email erik.bohemia@designinnovationmanagement.com > http://theglobalstudio.eu
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October 2020 - present
Hochschule Anhalt
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • EXP
April 2019 - present
Oslo Metropolitan University
Position
  • Design Literacy international network lead
January 2015 - April 2019
Loughborough University
Position
  • Managing Director
Description
  • The Founding Programme Director for the following Graduate Masters level programmes 2013–2019 • MS/MA Design Innovation • MA Design and Culture • MS Design Innovation Management • MS Entrepreneurial Design Management The programmes development was complemented by leading on introduction of portfolio of nine new design modules. One of these modules titled Collaborative Project pioneered the introduction of an interdisciplinary project-based learning environment at LUiL.
Education
February 1998 - October 2003
UNSW Sydney
Field of study
  • Industrial Design

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Publications (170)
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We argue that visual representations of design processes contribute toward social and material practices of design(ing). They are used as didactic devices. We will discuss them using metaphors to illustrate that they are active material devices of which circulation, production and consumption are informed and informing perceived complexities, ambig...
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Proceedings of the DRS LEARN X DESIGN 2021: 6th International Conference for Design Education Researchers Engaging with Challenges in Design Education: 10th Anniversary of the International Conference for Design Education Researchers Editors: Erik Bohemia; Liv Merete Nielsen; Lusheng Pan; Naz A.G.Z. Börekçi & Yang Zhang Section Editors: Úrsula Brav...
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Proceedings of the DRS LEARN X DESIGN 2021: 6th International Conference for Design Education Researchers Engaging with Challenges in Design Education: 10th Anniversary of the International Conference for Design Education Researchers Editors: Erik Bohemia; Liv Merete Nielsen; Lusheng Pan; Naz A.G.Z. Börekçi & Yang Zhang Section Editors: Úrsula Brav...
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Proceedings of the DRS LEARN X DESIGN 2021: 6th International Conference for Design Education Researchers Engaging with Challenges in Design Education: 10th Anniversary of the International Conference for Design Education Researchers Editors: Erik Bohemia; Liv Merete Nielsen; Lusheng Pan; Naz A.G.Z. Börekçi & Yang Zhang Section Editors: Úrsula Brav...
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Proceedings of the DRS LEARN X DESIGN 2021: 6th International Conference for Design Education Researchers Engaging with Challenges in Design Education: 10th Anniversary of the International Conference for Design Education Researchers Editors: Erik Bohemia; Liv Merete Nielsen; Lusheng Pan; Naz A.G.Z. Börekçi & Yang Zhang Section Editors: Úrsula Brav...
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The 19th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE) was held at the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HIOA) the 7th and 8th of September 2017. The conference was hosted by the Institute of Product Design HIOA, at Kjeller and Oslo, Norway, and made the main event for the centennial celebrati...
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The 22nd International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education will be hosted by VIA Design, VIA University in Herning, Denmark. The conference is organised in partnership with the Design Education Special Interest Group (DESIG) of the Design Society and the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED). The E&PDE conference will bring...
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The six selected papers featured in this special issue provide diverse accounts of Design literacy. However, a common thread across the papers is the desire for a more just world. This desire is becoming a significant element, especially when we reflect on the current climatic, environmental and health global crises, which brought to our attention...
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Las representaciones visuales del proceso de diseño son usadas como dispositivos didácticos para ilustrar cuáles son las principales etapas, los tipos de pensamiento involucrados y los ciclos de retroalimentación que tienen lugar a lo largo del proceso. Considerando que la acción de representar implica seleccionar o enfatizar algunos elementos del...
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The design literature theorizes design as the methodology of innovation, supposedly required for mediating the world’s separate entities, such as theory and practice, the human and the material, and subjective and objective knowing, coming “naturally” with the designer’s ways of knowing. But instead of taking such naturalizations for granted, we ar...
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El Diseño, como muchas otras disciplinas, responde a las necesidades y exi- gencias de su tiempo, es un reflejo de la sociedad en la que aparece y se constituye bajo la influencia del contexto social. Su función es impactar directamente a una determina- da sociedad y permitir en el desempeño diario, mejorar nuestra adaptación al entorno artificial...
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Discussions on design activism generously embrace the activist ethos of designers, but are inconsistent in articulating how design activism makes a difference in relation to the various socially engaged design approaches generated. Committed to critically and transformationally engage with progressive socio-economic and political problems, the acti...
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The literature suggests that prevailing understandings of the makeup of design knowledge and agency in producing design knowledge in technology is not helpful for design processes and its practitioners. Tensions arise within processes of designing, when design knowledge is understood as objective, whilst subjectivity is experienced in the research...
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The Academy for Design Innovation Management (ADIM) Conference operates as a platform for knowledge creation, collaboration and advancement across a diverse range of Design Innovation discipline areas. The conference attracted speakers and attendees from across the globe, including recognised industry professionals, international scholars and emerg...
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Norwegian research group Design Literacy at Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet) which is led by professor Liv Merete Nielsen has initiative to this paper track. The paper track was accompanied by a workshop. Design Literacy can be regarded as a catalyst for a move towards a better citizens participation in innovative design processes. By educati...
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This paper explores the influence of teaching approaches on entrepreneurial mindset of commerce, design and engineering students across 3 universities. The research presented in this paper is an initial study within a larger project looking into building ‘entrepreneurial mindsets’ of students, and how this might be influenced by their disciplinary...
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The aims of the workshop where threefold: a) establish an international network on Design Literacy, b) articulate how network membership might support personal goals, c) share information regarding how the participants might contribute into the network in terms of research expertise, funding, networks. The workshop gathered a group of 21 internatio...
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We argue that visual representations of design processes contribute toward social and material practices of design(ing). They are used as didactic devices. We will discuss them using metaphors to illustrate that they are active material devices of which circulation, production and consumption are informed and informing perceived complexities, ambig...
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The objective of this article is to analyse the relationship between the use of methods and processes used in the local mobility projects of Global Studio 2018. The Global Studio is an annual project that promotes the exchange between groups with different cultures and that covers different countries. In 2018, the proposed theme was solutions for l...
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Full text open access at: https://doi.org/10.35199/epde2019.73 The challenges of integrating technology in global design classes have been published in the literature, but it is unclear if this knowledge makes its way back to the classroom. This paper investigates knowledge transfer by documenting the results of four workshops across two instituti...
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Professionals such as product designers, architects, and engineers have an intrinsic relationship with drawing, using it to represent everything from the creative sketches of a proposal to its production. In this sense, technical drawing and sketching techniques are a relevant part of design education. In this context, this article presents an anal...
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This study addresses the strategies used by students to develop a design brief during the 2018 edition of the Global Studio, a cross-institutional project. In the Global Studio, students from different universities around the world work in paired teams simultaneously as clients and designers. In 2018, the theme was “local mobilities”, challenging d...
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Argumentamos que representações visuais de processos de design contribuem para práticas sociais e materiais de design(ing). Eles são usados como dispositivos didáticos. Vamos discuti-los usando metáforas para ilustrar que são dispositivos para materiais ativos, dos quais a circulação, a produção e o consumo são informados e informantes das complexi...
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Although children are recognised as an important market segment, research on how children feel, perceive and experience shopping environment is still very limited. This study developed a conceptual framework of children shopping experience based on a review of 20 years of related research on how shopping atmospheric variables affect children aged b...
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Proceedings of DRS 2018 International Conference 25–28 June 2018, Limerick, Ireland www.drs2018limerick.org Volume 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Cover and conference identity design by Piquant Conference identity design initial concept: Tamara Stone & Selina Kindt, Limerick Institution of Technology. Proceedings compiled by Laura Santamaria, Cristiano Sto...
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Proceedings of DRS 2018 International Conference 25–28 June 2018, Limerick, Ireland www.drs2018limerick.org Volume 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Cover and conference identity design by Piquant Conference identity design initial concept: Tamara Stone & Selina Kindt, Limerick Institution of Technology. Proceedings compiled by Laura Santamaria, Cristiano Sto...
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Proceedings of DRS 2018 International Conference 25–28 June 2018, Limerick, Ireland www.drs2018limerick.org Volume 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Cover and conference identity design by Piquant Conference identity design initial concept: Tamara Stone & Selina Kindt, Limerick Institution of Technology. Proceedings compiled by Laura Santamaria, Cristiano Sto...
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Proceedings of DRS 2018 International Conference 25–28 June 2018, Limerick, Ireland www.drs2018limerick.org Volume 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Cover and conference identity design by Piquant Conference identity design initial concept: Tamara Stone & Selina Kindt, Limerick Institution of Technology. Proceedings compiled by Laura Santamaria, Cristiano Sto...
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Proceedings of DRS 2018 International Conference 25–28 June 2018, Limerick, Ireland www.drs2018limerick.org Volume 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Cover and conference identity design by Piquant Conference identity design initial concept: Tamara Stone & Selina Kindt, Limerick Institution of Technology. Proceedings compiled by Laura Santamaria, Cristiano Sto...
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Proceedings of DRS 2018 International Conference 25–28 June 2018, Limerick, Ireland www.drs2018limerick.org Volume 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Cover and conference identity design by Piquant Conference identity design initial concept: Tamara Stone & Selina Kindt, Limerick Institution of Technology. Proceedings compiled by Laura Santamaria, Cristiano Sto...
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Proceedings of DRS 2018 International Conference 25–28 June 2018, Limerick, Ireland www.drs2018limerick.org Volume 7 Cover and conference identity design by Piquant Conference identity design initial concept: Tamara Stone & Selina Kindt, Limerick Institution of Technology. Proceedings compiled by Laura Santamaria, Cristiano Storni and Erik Bohem...
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These edited volumes are the conference proceedings from the DRS2018 International Conference, 25th- 28th June 2018, Limerick, Ireland.
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Design practices inherently cope with meaning making, but the semiotic notion of sense seems to be misled. Despite the evolution of Industrial Design over the past years, design research has been widely criticized for its groundlessness. In 2009, we proposed theoretical frameworks to overcome the absence of specific foundations to support empirical...
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Organisations have started to adopt open innovation processes to supplement their internal competencies and resources. Adoption of these processes assist them in keeping up with the pace of technology and protecting their competitive advantage in the market. Despite the significance of open innovation processes, there are few studies focusing on th...
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Co-design is a process in which designers and users collaborate as ‘equals’ to develop innovative solutions. Co-design methods are increasingly used by professional designers to facilitate and enable users to co-develop innovative solutions for ‘themselves’. For example, the Design Council is advocating the use of co-design methods to support the d...
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This paper reports on the experimental introduction of a socio-cultural lens to the design process, to aid in mapping symbolic aspects of consumption: i.e. users' expectations, aspirations and identification needs and the socio-cultural rules at play in the context of the innovation. An action research intervention was implemented with design stude...
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The conference general theme Research Perspectives on Creative Intersections captured the overall conference spirit. It also reflects the conference planning and organisational processes which involved the community of international scholars located in different institutions, faculties, schools and departments. The interdisciplinary nature of the c...
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The conference general theme Research Perspectives on Creative Intersections captured the overall conference spirit. It also reflects the conference planning and organisational processes which involved the community of international scholars located in different institutions, faculties, schools and departments. The interdisciplinary nature of the c...
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The conference general theme Research Perspectives on Creative Intersections captured the overall conference spirit. It also reflects the conference planning and organisational processes which involved the community of international scholars located in different institutions, faculties, schools and departments. The interdisciplinary nature of the c...
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The conference general theme Research Perspectives on Creative Intersections captured the overall conference spirit. It also reflects the conference planning and organisational processes which involved the community of international scholars located in different institutions, faculties, schools and departments. The interdisciplinary nature of the c...
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The conference general theme Research Perspectives on Creative Intersections captured the overall conference spirit. It also reflects the conference planning and organisational processes which involved the community of international scholars located in different institutions, faculties, schools and departments. The interdisciplinary nature of the c...
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The paper's aim is to discuss a need for a multilevel research approach to investigate innovation practices in organisations. We argue that this approach overcomes some of the limitations of the single level research methods commonly used investigating innovation performance and success. Specifically, the multilevel research approach allows researc...
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The DRS 2016 Conference Proceedings can be dowloaded from following this link http://www.designresearchsociety.org/images/publications/2016drs/DRS2016Proceedings_ALL.pdf (115MB) Proceedings of DRS 2016 International Conference: Future–Focused Thinking 50th Anniversary International Conference Brighton, UK, 27–30 June 2016 ISSN 2398-3132 Publishe...
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This 2015 edition of the E&PDE conference was made possible through the commitment and efforts of many people. Special thanks go to Judith Grace, Ahmed Kovacevic, Brian Parkinson, Erik Bohemia and Andrew Weeks for their excellent wisdom in organizing this conference. Nadine Pearce and Charlotte Whitehead from the Institution of Engineering Designer...
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Design-oriented new product development (NPD) has been recognised as beneficial for company growth; however, there is limited reporting on the understanding of its effectiveness in a real-world context especially in Chinese SMEs. This paper aims to explore issues related to the implementation of designer-led NPD in a Chinese SME. An experiment was...
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In ‘tutor-led’ design education, lecturers reside at the centre of teaching & learning activi­ties. We argue that tutor-led design education does not prepare graduates sufficiently for working in highly complex professional capacities. We outline an alternative learning envi­­ron­ment named the Global Studio in which lecturers are more ‘distant’ in...
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LearnxDesign2015=Design in Kindergarten Through Higher Education Welcome to the volume 4 conference proceedings themed ‘LearnXDesign2015’ a comprehensive engagement of topics across design pedagogy and research. The papers delivered at the 3rd International Conference for Design Education Researchers, co-organized by DRS, CUMULUS, and DESIGN-ED, a...
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LearnxDesign2015=Design in Kindergarten Through Higher Education Welcome to the volume 2 conference proceedings themed ‘LearnXDesign2015’ a comprehensive engagement of topics across design pedagogy and research. The papers delivered at the 3rd International Conference for Design Education Researchers, co-organized by DRS, CUMULUS, and DESIGN-ED, a...
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LearnxDesign2015=Design in Kindergarten Through Higher Education Welcome to the volume 3 conference proceedings themed ‘LearnXDesign2015’ a comprehensive engagement of topics across design pedagogy and research. The papers delivered at the 3rd International Conference for Design Education Researchers, co-organized by DRS, CUMULUS, and DESIGN-ED, a...
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LearnxDesign2015=Design in Kindergarten Through Higher Education Welcome to the volume 1 conference proceedings themed ‘LearnXDesign2015’ a comprehensive engagement of topics across design pedagogy and research. The papers delivered at the 3rd International Conference for Design Education Researchers, co-organized by DRS, CUMULUS, and DESIGN-ED, a...
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The paper argues that as designers are increasing designing with others and design for others it is important for them to be skilled in intercultural communication and be aware of the effects of their practices, including the ways others are represented in the objects they produce. We will use an international project to upcoming designers' reflect...
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We are delighted to present the Proceedings of the 19th DMI International Design Management Research Conference held in London, United Kingdom. The theme of the conference was Design Management in an Era of Disruption. The management of design has arguably never played such an important role as it does today, as changes to the business and social e...
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Foreword DESIGN EDUCATION & HUMAN TECHNOLOGY RELATIONS The 16th International Conference on Engineering and Design Education (E&PDE) was held at the University of Twente on the 4th and 5th September 2014. The conference was hosted by the Faculty of Engineering Technology of the University of Twente in Enschede, the Netherlands, in close collaborati...
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This paper chronicles an investigation involving a group of design students from Northumbria University, School of Design. The investigation presented the opportunity to validate a framework that correlates the physical access of designed objects against the visual attention these objects gained through media including exhibitions. The outcome of t...