OCEAN Design Research Association

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Updated 07/04/2014

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Welcome to the main website of OCEAN,


The OCEAN Design Research Association is a not-for-profit association registered in 2008 in Norway that conducts inter- and transdisciplinary research in design. Prior to registration in 2008 OCEAN commenced in 1994 as an interdisciplinary collaborative design network. OCEAN provides a substantial track-record and portfolio in its various areas of activities that spans by now two decades and its activities continue to have significant impact on prcatice, research and education across the creative disciplines.

We welcome collaborations in the context of our existing research areas, proposals for new collaborative research initiatives and trajectories, as well as intensive collaboration with practice.


Prof. Dr. Michael U. Hensel

Founding and current Chairman, OCEAN Design Research Association