Problem Solver

Arild Tjomsland

Arild Tjomsland
Enabling innovation and creativity interests me, regardless of the field, especially facilitating thoughts and processes garnered from one field being put to use in another.

Areas Arild Tjomsland is Knowledgeable in:

I am knowledgeable about IT-applications, product design, the challenges of the automotive industry, and visual culture...

Techniques Arild Tjomsland Uses:

As a workshop facilitator, I use a series of different techniques centered around making a group creative. From deBono's Six Thinking Hats to morphologic analysis.

Arild Tjomsland's Problem Solving Skills:

  1. Creativity management
  2. Information architecture
  3. Industrial design
  4. Graphic user interface development
  5. Innovation program design
  6. Visual arts
  7. Business process change modelling

Arild Tjomsland's Problem Solving Experience:

  1. Re-engineering the sales- and marketing plan process at Norway's national train company, NSB. Modelling business process change and re-adjusting the timing of output and feedback from these. My role: process manager, workshop facilitator and creative input in the change process.
  2. Designing and producing a hydrogen and natural gas-powered sportscar prototype for StatoilHydro, as a marketing event to introduce Norway's first hydrogen filling station in Stavanger, and to promote StatoilHydro at the World Future Energy Seminar in Abu Dhabi 2008. My role: project manager, "talking head", designer.
  3. The "Norway's Best Parents" campaign in Drammen, Norway, to raise awareness of the importance of communication and cooperation between school and home, to better the situation of children especially in their early school years. My role: media relations and program design.
  4. Re-engineering and creating an IT-application for the risk evaluation process at Norway's division of the international accounting company, KPMG. My role: workshop facilitator, interaction and graphic design, and creative input in the change process.
  5. Re-thinking the role of a professional sports club, Strømsgodset IF, in a town of 60 000 inhabitants, faced with a financial downturn. My role: process facilitator, creative input, project manager.
  6. Engineering a new intranet solution for the norwegian aviation authority, Avinor, bringing together the needs of wide span of different user types. My role: information architecture, interaction design, workshop facilitation.