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    1435 København K



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Personal profile

Curriculum vitae

Silje Kamille Friis is associate professor at Design School Kolding. Friis' research is situated in the interdisciplinary fields of design thinking, creativity, innovation and sustainability. Her academic qualifications include an MA in Industrial Design from the Aarhus School of Architecture and an Industrial Ph.D. in Strategic Design from the Danish University of Education. The Ph.D. study was conducted in conjunction with the design firm e-Types. Throughout her career, Friis been close to professional practice, first as a designer and team leader at LEGO, later as a consultant for private companies and public organizations. In 1999 - 2001 she worked for LEGO at the MIT Media Lab in Boston, USA, and in 2008 - 2009, she was product manager in the insurance company Tryg A/S. Since 2007, Friis been part of the interdisciplinary faculty of the Master's program 'Leadership and Innovation in Complex System' (LAICS) at CBS + AU where she teaches and supervises managers and employees from private and public organizations. From 2010–2014 and since August 2015 Friis has been Associate Professor at Design School Kolding where she develops new curriculum in collaboration with colleagues, teaches and supervises BA, MA and Ph.D. students.

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D. Strategic Design, Learning Lab Denmark, Danmarks Pædagogiske Universitet

1 Nov 20031 Nov 2006

Award Date: 2 May 2007

MA Architecture, Industrial Design, Bestyrelsen, Arkitektskolen Aarhus

1 Oct 19861 Apr 1994

Award Date: 1 Apr 1994

Research area

  • Process and method


Exploring and co-designing age-friendly neighbourhoods with older people

Carroll, S., Friis, S. A. K., Troelsen, J. & Jespersen, A. P.


Project: PhD project

Conscious Design Practice as a Strategic Tool

Friis, S. A. K.


Project: PhD project

Research Output

  • 9 Journal article
  • 6 Paper
  • 1 Article in proceedings
  • 1 Other contribution

Designing to Increase Biodiversity

Friis, S. A. K., Mar 2020.

Publications: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

The Contribution of the Vertical Design Disciplines to Design Thinking

Friis, S. A. K., 29 May 2019, Around the Campfire - Resilience and intelligence: Cumulus Conference Proceedings Rovaniemi 2019. Häkkilä, J., Pakanen, M., Luiro, E., Mikkonen, E. & Miettinen, S. (eds.). p. 303-315 13 p. (Cumulus Conference Proceedings Series).

Publications: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Sustainable Disruptions

Friis, S. A. K. & Kjær, L. B., 28 Jul 2016. 24 p.

Publications: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

The 6C Model: The Contribution of Design to Open, Complex Problem Solving

Friis, S. A. K., 2 Aug 2016, In : The International Journal of Design in Society. Volume 10, Issue 3, p. 13-30 21 p.

Publications: Contribution to journalJournal article