Aviaja Borup Lynggaard is an Industrial PhD scholar at Bang & Olufsen, attached to the Aarhus School of Architecture and Aarhus University.
Her PhD project is called On the move – creating domesticity through experience design. It is part of the larger research project Mobile Home Center, which receives funding from Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation.
The project explores how to achieve a sense of home for people who travel extensively. Together with researchers from The Danish School of Education, Aarhus University and the Aarhus School of Architecture, Aviaja Borup Lynggaard sets out to map how people manage a mobile lifestyle and to develop prototypes and concepts for products and services. The project is guided by home researcher and anthropologist Ida Winther’s definition of the phenomenon home as an activity, ‘homing’, defined as something one does to achieve a sense of being at home, wherever one is currently located. The goal is to study how interaction design can help promote this sense of home and facilitate homing.
Aviaja Borup Lynggaard's project is focused on people who have an extremely mobile lifestyle, including B&O customers with heavy travel activity between multiple homes or hotels. The project applies a user-centred design process that actively involves the customers in the design process from start to finish through ethnographic studies, interviews and trials of concepts and prototypes for new products. The PhD project will foster a range of products and services for subsequent development at B&O.
Read more about Aviaja Borup Lynggaard’s PhD project in the webzine Mind Design.
Aviaja Borup Lynggaard graduated as a cand.arch. from the Aarhus School of Architecture in 2007.
Industrial PhD, home, homing, mobility, interaction design, product design, experience design, service design, luxury interaction