Background and activities

Ole Andreas Alsos is Associate Professor at Department of Design and Vice Dean for Innovation and Dissemination at the Faculty of Architecture and Design. Alsos has a MSc in computer science and a PhD in computer and information science from NTNU.

Recent Work Experience

  • 2017 – Head of Department, Department of Design, NTNU
  • 2016 – CEO Serious Games AS
  • 2013 – 2017 Associate Professor, Dept. of Computer and Information Science, NTNU
  • 2012 – 2017 Interaction designer, IT advisor and project manager, BEKK. Founder of the usability department.
  • 2012 – Research grant applicant and researcher in BLOPP, a multidisciplinary project that aim to use design and technology to improve children´s experience of taking medication (part-time)


  • 2013 – IxDA Trondheim: Co-founder and chairman of the Trondheim chapter of Interaction Design Association.
  • 2002 – 2003 Abakus Student Association: Executive board member, society for ICT students at NTNU
  • 2000 – 2004 Newspaper Readme: Chief Editor, newspaper for ICT-students at NTNU with an editorial of 15


  • Several top positions in national prototyping competitions (2nd place from the UMBRA- championship. 1st place from the Norwegian championship in 2009, 2nd place 2010)
  • Won the poster competititon arranged by the Norwegian Research Council in 2008, 2009
  • World champion, team overall, naval pentathlon 2001. Have several international (team) and national medals (individual)
  • Awarded Best sport student, Officer school 1999
  • Awarded Best troop and Best recruit as Deputy Commander Troop in the Norwegian Navy, 2000.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Petermann, Felix-Marcel; Alsos, Ole Andreas; Petersen, Erik Styhr; Liavaag, Malene; Schmidt Solberg, Julie karine. (2022) Increasing the Usability of Audio Alerts with Voice Instructions on Ship’s Bridges. Human Factors in Accessibility and Assistive Technology. AHFE (2022) International Conference.
  • Hjemly, Elise Christin Linn; Alsos, Ole Andreas. (2021) TRUSTING AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS – DESIGNING FOR BYSTANDERS AND SECONDARY USERS. DS 110: Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE 2021), VIA Design, VIA University in Herning, Denmark. 9th -10th September 2021.
  • Alsos, Ole Andreas; Kauppi, Saara-Maria. (2020) Visual Dissemination of HCI Research: How to make us understand your research with visuals. NordiCHI '20: Shaping Experiences, Shaping Society, Proceedings of the 11th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction.
  • Høiseth, Marikken; Holme, Sindre; Ek, Sondre; Gabrielsen, Charlotte Tendenes; Alsos, Ole Andreas. (2020) Teen evaluations of a game targeting school refusal. IDC 2020 Extended Abstract Proceedings.
  • Rise, Kasper; Alsos, Ole Andreas. (2020) Gesture-Based Ιnteraction: Visual Gesture Mapping. Human-Computer Interaction. Multimodal and Natural Interaction.
  • Rise, Kasper; Alsos, Ole Andreas. (2020) The Potential of Gesture-Based Interaction. Human-Computer Interaction. Multimodal and Natural Interaction.
  • Togstad, Thea Marcelie Andersen; Alsos, Ole Andreas. (2018) Designing for Wellbeing with Health Data Tracking – Maintaining the User Perspective in Objective Data. DS 91: Proceedings of NordDesign 2018, Linköping, Sweden, 14th - 17th August 2018 DESIGN IN THE ERA OF DIGITALIZATION.
  • Bjering, Anne Berit Kigen; Høiseth, Marikken; Alsos, Ole Andreas. (2015) Gamification and Family Housework Applications. Entertainment Computing - ICEC 2015 14th International Conference, ICEC 2015, Trondheim, Norway, September 29 - Ocotober 2, 2015, Proceedings.