Jan-Henrik Andersen was born
and grew up in
With a background in architecture he earned his
diploma (MFA equivalent) from the
After a 3 year visiting professorship at
His teaching ranges from Design History and Methodology to studio/practice based courses and classes with emphasis on 3D modeling and rapid prototyping.
He maintains a professional practice with projects ranging from visual and cross-disciplinary university related research, to development of industrial design products.
Andersen has managed or participated in more than 50 industrial design projects ranging from development of sustainable marine farming to electro mechanical durables such as computer workstations, as well as consumer products such as tools.
His research interests include design methodologies with emphasis on form semantics and the implementation of technology-based design tools. The notion of an inquisitive and holistic approach to design and environmental sustainability is prominent in Andersenís work, with a broad approach to obtain design integration of related fields in engineering, the sciences and humanities.
Over the past years he has worked with
physicists at the
Andersen has also worked in yacht design with award winning designs of sailing boats and small craft such as tenders. His yacht designs and prototypes have been published in international publications.
Andersen has received awards and grants from
national and institutional funding sources, he has lectured worldwide and his
practice has spanned