Fasaden av gamle Deichmanske hovedbibliotek i Oslo.

It is said that 80 per cent of the building stock we will use in 2050 has already been built. So why are we building so many new buildings?


Empty buildings and lost values

Barn sitter rundt et bord og gjør skolearbeid. I midten står roboten AV1. Øynene til roboten er rettet mot en bok.

The government is using big words to speak on behalf of the Norwegian health sector. But if the health industry doesn’t load the design canon, the Americans will arrive and colonise us. It is no longer good enough to be world champions on home turf.


Dear health sector: Load the design canon before it’s too late!

Norway can take the lead and serve as a breeding ground for the global, digital services of the future that are adapted to individuals and their needs. But are politicians, bureaucrats and business community leaders sufficiently aware of how important the design disciplines are in developing good solutions for such a diversity of users?


A well designed future

To barn går i bybildet i Oslo

The Barn i by (Children in the City) project, which entailed the implementation of the Barnetråkk (Kids Tracks) approach in existing routines and working methods, has come to an end. The project showed that participation is difficult to achieve in practice and that municipalities need to allocate more time and resources to accomplishing this.


Participation should become routine!

This article was first published in Klassekampen on 1 June 2017: Urban employees more productive than rural ones. How will the end of the oil era affect urban and rural politics? National politicians, architects and city planners need to take action.

Rural districts can learn from the cities

Adrian Paulsen fra Halogen skisserer på en illustrasjonstegning som henger på veggen.

What happens when four directorates are responsible for providing a single service? In the public sector, service design is all about untangling complexities in order to trigger innovation.


Service design is all about untangling complexities

It’s an election year, Norway is undergoing extensive restructuring and many are concerned about the future. Digitisation and new technology are the buzzwords of the election and are used as both scare tactics and to create a sense of hope for the future. But just how much will they affect our lives or urban development in the year 2040?

Tinder & the City