On February 7th, a trio from UID received the Student
Prize at the IXDA Awards in Milan. The winning product, Otto, is a
mouthpiece for asthmatics that use light and sound design to help
patients monitor breathing patterns in order to adjust daily
Coral reefs cover only 0.1 percent of the ocean floor. Their
importance to marine wildlife, however, is routinely
underestimated. Could a student-designed underwater drone
make the barren reefs bloom once more?
UID's 30th anniversary saw alumni travel in from across the
globe to celebrate the school's history and reunite with old
friends. Together, alumni and students charted a path towards the
future in design.
For the seventh time in nine years, and the fourth year in a
row, Umeå Institute of Design at Umeå University occupies top
position on the Red Dot Design Ranking, rating design educations in
the Americas and Europe.
Students in the BFA programme at Umeå Institute of Design
cooperated with Deutsche Telekom and Covestro in a pilot project
developing creative designs for small 5G antennas.
Four students from UID were chosen to present their ideas at
this year's Microsoft Design Expo. The students were challenged to
design a user experience prototype with the goal of promoting
Anne Asensio, experienced car designer, previously at Renault
and General Motors, has been appointed honorary doctor at Umeå
University following her significant contributions to Umeå
Institute of Design.
Get a sneak peek of the future when design students from
all over the world show off their graduation projects in the shape
of products, services and systems.
MFA IxD2 students Mehek Sharma and Zhi Wang developed a
critical design project aiming to make Facebook's profiling
algorithms more visible and work in favour of the user.
Umeå University is now ranked 26th in the world in the
category Art & Design in the QS World University Rankings - a
rise on the list that few can match. The QS ranking is an annual
ranking of 1,222 top universities in 85 different
Could a more experimental and imaginative way of doing
design help make us better equipped to face the great challenges
facing humankind? In his PhD thesis, Søren Rosenbak shows how
design is able to grapple with our sense of what is
Are social media platforms really designed for socializing? In
his PhD thesis, Christoffel Kuenen suggests that social media
is set up to perform tasks, not for being together.
In the past week, UID presented a new leadership group. Thomas
Olofsson is the Head of Department, while Linda Bresäter becomes
Deputy Head of Department and Demian Horst is the new Assistant
Head of Department.
For the third year in a row, Umeå Institute of Design has
retained the number one spot in the Red Dot Design Ranking. The
prestigious ranking annually rates product design educations in the
Americas & Europe.
At the 50th anniversary of the BraunPrize, students
from Umeå Institute of Design claimed the spoils in front of a live
jury that included legendary industrial designer and former Braun
Design Director, Dieter Rams.
Within the UNESCO programme 'Man and the
Biosphere' the project explores new solutions for
sustainable mobility for tourism and food transport in the
Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO, talks about why his company is
recruiting students from Umeå Institute of Design at an increasing
rate. The interview, shot during his recent visit to
The 2018 Core77 Design Awards saw students at UID receive a
record number of 21 awards in 7 different categories. Two of the
UID projects claimed top prize, Rebecca Daum's Malaika and Elias
Recently, the UID graduates celebrated their
accomplishments at a graduation ceremony attended by parents,
relatives and friends coming to Umeå from all over the
The annual degree show has become a hotspot in the design
world where design professionals, major international companies and
media gather to spot trends in the field of industrial
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