Instructor Profile: Dr Anthony Giannoumis
Dr Anthony has been teaching the Online Service Design course at Experience Haus since 2022, and has been working as a lecturer at OsloMet, as well as giving talks on inclusive design
Tell us a little about yourself and your current work outside of Experience Haus?
I am a motivational speaker on inclusive leadership, social entrepreneur, equality advocate and hamster dad! At Experience Haus, I get to teach the online Service Design course.
Did you have a specific goal you wanted to achieve before you started teaching at Experience Haus? Do you think your time here so far has kept you on the right track?
My lifelong mission has been to use my position to empower others. Experience Haus has helped me realise this mission by teaching and empowering some of the most amazing students I’ve ever met!
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is based on the industry’s needs and student’s needs. The most important thing is that the students get the knowledge and experience they need to excel at work or finding a job. The second most important thing is that the student gains the self-confidence and strength to showcase their talent.
What do you enjoy most about teaching at Experience Haus?
The community at Experience Haus is the most supportive and nurturing group of people I’ve ever met. I am privileged to call them my friends and colleagues!
How would you describe your dream classroom?
The dream classroom would allow students to flexibly step in and out of hands-on practice and facilitated guidance and support. It would allow them to experiment freely, try new techniques and work with industry professionals in a variety of different settings.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Definitely still teaching at Experience Haus, and ideally continuing to champion diversity and inclusion in design spaces through my company Inclusive Creation, and my university, Kristiania University College in Norway.
How do you keep up to date with your industry and the courses you teach?
I keep up to date with my industry first by building relationships and listening to industry professionals, former students, and experts in government and academia. There’s a lot to be gained by keeping your finger on the pulse of industry and that means you need a 360 degree view of the work we’re doing.
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