Åsa's research focus is within the field of Co-design: developing knowledge and methods of co-creation that affect the context of using/experiencing design, and practicing design. It includes the role and responsibility of the designer for the user experience , the inclusion of marginalized users (norm-creative design/ inclusive design), for creative and innovative outcomes (design thinking) and social responsibility (social sustainability) knowledge and methodology for different contexts such as products, services, systems, places and spaces.
Åsa's research has been conducted in a number of projects in various multidisciplinary areas where design methods have been used as means of change, some examples from the last years are New Interfaces Human-Diversity and Inclusion (2018-), Inclusive Design for City Development (2017-18), Visual Design (2016), Design Knowledge (2016), HealthCloud: Digital Design for Senior people (2017), NOVA Tools and Methods for Norm-Creative Innovation (2013-17), Genovate (2015-16), and Design, Health & Wellbeing (2015).
Planned and ongoing research projects include design thinking as change management, People-Tools-Process-Place: design-oriented accessibility design for small and medium-sized cities, and service design with norm-creative design methodology.
A great interest and dedication is also design education: methods and means to motivate, engage and involve students in their own learning. Åsa for example coaches the courses Design: method and process, Design Research, Advanced graphic design, Advanced product design and is responsible for the master and bachelor thesis projects at Graphic design and Industrial design engineering.