Linda Nhu Laursen

PhD, Associate Professor, Head of Research at the Design Lab

  • Rendsburggade 14, 5448a

    9000 Aalborg

    Denmark

20142022

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DESIGN, INNOVATION AND CIRCULARITY

Linda Nhu Laursen is Head of Research at the AAU Design Lab and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at Aalborg University. Her main research interests are Design, Circularity, and Innovation. Currently, specific research questions includes: 

  • How can designers design for longevity and circularity?
  • What constitutes a design expertise?
  • How can (inter-firm) innovation be organized?

 

RESEARCH MANAGEMENT

Linda has extensive experience in research leadership of both national and international, as well as public and private funded research projects. Current research projects include:  the 'Designed to Last' project funded by Spar Nord foundation, the ‘Circular Design’ project, and the ‘Strategic Alliance Project funded by the Danish Industry Foundation.

 

INDUSTRY RELEVANCE AND COLLAB

Lindas research is characterized by high industry relevance and in close collaboration with industry. This has for example resulted in 2 mill funding by Unilever as well as research projects in LEGO, Heineken, Novozymes, MINI Cooper, B&O etc.

 

RESEARCH LEADERSHIP

As Head of the Design Lab Linda drives research on how to create products that will solve long-term problems for the planet and that people will use, cherish and love for a long time. She leads experiments with concepts, methods and new systemic approaches to sustainable design, development, materials and production, that can extend products' value.

Teaching profile

DIGITALISATION OF EDUCATION

Leading the digitalisation of industrial design education.

 

CIRCULAR TRANSITION OF EDUCATION

Design to Last (Research Integration)

RESEARCH DISSEMINATION - PHD COURSE IN DESIGN THINKING

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Keywords

  • Industry and Production
  • Design
  • Sustainability
  • Design Expertise
  • Design to Last
  • Design Methods

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