Kjetil Lobben has been with Expology AS for over 18 years and is an experienced architect. His role at the Kongsberg Automotive (KA) project was as a Concept Responsible. Tune in for more information as we interview Lobben to get an insight into the KA project, launched last week 6th July 2016.
What is your professional background and how can you relate to the KA project?
Having completed my architecture degree from Oslo School of Architecture and finished 1 year of further education within scenography in New York, I quickly discovered exhibition design as a bridge between my studies. I therefore sought the opportunity to work with communication , engaging spaces and experience design, which brought me to Expology AS. My job at Expology provides me with a great opportunity to discover new design themes and corporations.
"The Kongsberg Automotive is actually a project I can relate to on a personal level. After spending 20 years of trying to repair a 52 year old Auto Union car, I felt I could better understand and relate to the work we did for Kongsberg Automotive -, despite the fact that the technology is a quantum leap from what I worked on."
Kongsberg Automotive - Tech Center
Can you tells us briefly about your role and the KA project?
My role in the Kongsberg Automotive project has been to describe the experience in the program and further structure and convey this information to our Expology programmer, Tommy Svensson. The goal of the exhibition was to show the overall concept of Kongsberg Automotive, with focus on their vision and mission. The exhibition is a non-linear presentation, which enables our client to accommodate the exhibition program to visitors by having them participate in the presentation. In certain scenes we used motion-controlled interface by means of Kinect technology. The exhibition program is an interaction between the touchscreen and the wall display, whereby the touchscreen gives depth, while the display visualises the intended message.
The aim of the project was to:
- Create proximity to humans
- Honesty - also show what was less successful
- Show what happens at Kongsberg Automotive
Who is the target audience for the exhibition and when did it open?
"The exhibition program will be presented to guests and newly employed at the Kongsberg Automotive. The first visitor who explored the exhibition was the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, which arrived at the opening of the centre on the 6th of July 2016."