My name is Trygve Ask. I am an industrial designer and I currently work as team leader for Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design at the National Institute of Technology (Teknologisk Institutt as).

My theoretical interests are amongst others, the challenges of post modern conditions on industrial design. Especially the effects that cultural theory, social anthropology, marketing and other areas concerned with the social and cultural life of products, might have on the theoretical formation and practice of industrial design.

I finished my doctoral thesis in 2004:

God norsk design: Konstitueringen av industridesign som profesjon i Norge.

For those of you who understand norwegian it can be downloaded here.

Updated 20.01.07
by Trygve Ask