Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI)

Dec 2011 | Design for Society, Master's Projects

Lea Brochard and Nicoletta Aveni

Developing a concept for redesigning new first-line offices for the Norwegian Immigration Authorities. Project by Lea Brochard, Nicoletta Aveni AHO – Systems Oriented Design (fall 2011) with Prof. Birger Sevaldson and Adrian Paulsen. In collaboration with UDI (Norwegian Directorate of Immigration).

The video demonstrates how a series of orchestrated interventions in a solution derived from deep analyses of a very complex system can be made accessible and communicative.

The video was the final design delivery of a very complex project.

The project explored a new way of navigation in space, namely the “economy of signage”. Our proposal is the result of multiple findings, especially using gigamapping as a tool to provide new guidelines for the 17 new offices opened in Norway (beginning in 2013).

The result of the research is a combination of three proposals, not only dealing with a physical space, but with an interior experience:

  1. Making the Oslo office an example of beneficial way-finding
  2. Providing guidelines to be implemented into upcoming offices (in respect of their locations, sizes, etc.)
  3. Mapping of the senses