and national presentations 2006
patial Divisions of
Expertise and transnational `service` firms: Aerospace and
management consultancy, RESER International Conferences on Services,
Lisbon Portugal, 28-30.09. 2006.
Close or distant?
The economic geographies of knowledge intensive services.
Norge i en globalisert verden. Norsk geografisk selskap, 23-24.3.
Design som nøkkelen
til økt konkurransekraft for Vestlandet
På konferansenDesign som kreativ problemløsning.
Kunsthøgskolen i Bergen. 9.5. 2006
Industrial Design and the Weaving of Innovation and Creativity
into the Production Process.
Royal Geographic Society and Institute of British Gegoraphers,
Annual Conference, London 30.7-1.8. 2006
A missing link:
Industrial design and national competiveness. University of
Performance and structural changes in the economy. Services and
Conference, Helsinki Finland, Finnish Funding Agency for
Technology and Innovation, Tekes, 10-11.10. 2006.
Norsk Reiselivskonferanse, Bergen 9.11. 2006
presentaton at seminars e.g Innovation, Norge, Bergen and Bergen
Newsletter 2, 2005
Fifteen case-study interviews have been undertaken among designers and manufacturing firms during spring 2005. We have also expanded our networks and given several presentations in Norway and abroad. Fieldwork will continue this fall. A new article on design production and consumption is recently published and can be downloaded (see under publication).
From the press.
Bergens Tidende Editors article 10. June 2005 based on presentation at Vestlands Conference by Sparebanken Vest (regional bank):
"Researcher Grete Rusten at SNF emphasis the governments role in stimulating industrial activities. One strategy to be included is to have public arenas were Norwegian design products can be displayed. Some efforts have already been done on this matter, but Norway still needs to build its image on this area. This may also include an identity that is part of the Scandinavian Design label that we see very much used in our neighbour countries. We need an industrial policy which includes design and thereby represents a competitive strength also to our more labour intensive industrial sectors."
Bryson, J.R, Rusten, G. and Daniels P: Industrial Design and
Competetiveness in an Increasingly Global World:
Institutions and Supporting Structures Developed to Enhance the
Design-Intensity of Manufactured Products in Europe and
Asia-Pacific. Paper presented at the XVth International RESER
Conference September 22-25th 2005, Granada. Spain
Rusten, G and Bryson, J.R: Design and spatial Symbols: The
relation between spatial symbols and the production and
consumption of industrial design. Paper presented at the XVth
International RESER Conference September 22-25th 2005, Granada.
'Inside the 'Industrial' Design World: Understanding the
relationship between industrial design expertise, product
development, and the manufacturing process' paper submitted
to the Association of American Geographers Conference,
Denver, April, with Bryson, J.R., Daniels P.W. (University of
Birmingham) and Rusten G., (SNF Bergen).
'Understanding the Production and Consumption of Design Expertise by
small and medium-sized firms: some evidence from Norway' with
Rusten, G., (SNF Bergen) and Bryson, J.R.(University of Birmingham),
paper submitted to the session entitled 'Geographies of Service
Economies' that is being held as part of the Inaugural Nordic
Geographers Conference, Lund, Sweden, May 10-14.
Invited presentation on 'Industrial Design and National
Competitiveness', to the Department of Sustainability and
Environment (the Australian government's lead urban planning
agency) and the Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional
Development, Melbourne, Australia, Feb 15.
'The Design Workshop of the World"?: Producing and
consuming industrial design services in the United Kingdom',
paper presented International Geographical Union 'Service
Worlds' Conference, August, Birmingham, with Bryson, J.R., Daniels
P. (University of Birmingham) and Rusten G., SNF Bergen, refereed
'The Design Workshop of the World"?: Producing and consuming
industrial design services in the United Kingdom', paper presented
at the XIV International RESER Conference, Castres et
Toulouse, France 23-26 September, with Bryson, J.R., Daniels P.
(University of Birmingham) and Rusten G., (SNF Bergen), refereed
'The 'art' of manufacture in a design world: cultural/creative
strategies and the production and consumption of design expertise'
paper presented to the (North American Regional Science
Association (NARSA) meeting, Seattle, November, with Bryson, J.R.
Daniels P.W. (University of Birmingham) and Rusten, G., (SNF