Onny Eikhaug

2023.04.25 Updated


Photo: Onny Eikhaug
  • Executive Board (Former President), EIDD Design for All Europe
  • Founder, Innovation for All AS, Norway
  • Chair of IAUD International Design Award Selection Committee: Norway

Onny Eikhaug is the founder of Innovation for All AS and former President of EIDD Design for All Europe, currently on the board of directors. She was for more than 13 years Program Leader Design for All at the Norwegian Design Council (now Design and Architecture Norway), responsible for promoting the Centre's activities in the fields of people centred, inclusive design as a strategy for innovation and Program Leader for the government funded Innovation for All program promoting inclusive, people-centred design as a practice and an effective tool for innovation.

She writes, publishes, lectures, facilitates workshops, and curates exhibitions both in Norway and internationally, and works closely with designers, education, industry, research and government. She coordinates people-centred inclusive design projects with business and public sector applying new tools and methods for user research and involvement. She is responsible for the books Innovating with People - The Business of Inclusive Design and Innovating with People - Inclusive Design and Architecture as editor-in-chief and author.

She has a broad executive experience in international marketing, sales, innovation, product development and design management. She was in 2015 appointed Inclusive Design Champion by an international jury at Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art, London at the Include conference. In 2019 she was appointed Council member of the International Association for Universal Design, IAUD, Japan and from May 2021 she is the Chair for the Selection Committee of the IAUD International Design Award.



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