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- Umeå Institute of Design ranked no. 1 world wide
[2016-09-12] Both the prestigious Red Dot and iF rank Umeå Institute of Design (UID) at Umeå University as the best design school in Europe and the world. The school’s premises, in-house and external staff, and its focus on relevant collaborations with companies and the design profession are some of the factors that the school’s students believe are the underlying reasons for their school’s success.
- UID ranked no. 1 in Americas & Europe for the fourth time
UID students win five Red Dot awards, including two ‘Best of the Best’. From a total of 4,698 entries from 60 countries, present and former UID students from the Master programme of Advanced Product Design and Bachelor programme in Industrial Design were recognised with five awards in the 2016 edition of Red Dot’s Design Concept awards.
- Umeå Institute of Design ranked best in the world by iF 2016
UID students win a record number of 11 awards at iF in Germany. From nearly 11.000 valid entries to iF's student design award in 2016, 100 projects were awarded with an iF student design award. Seven of these, a new record for the Umeå Institute of Design, were awarded to students from the Master programme of Advanced Product Design (APD).
- Transportation Design students highlighted in CDN
Car Design News write about 8 of the 9 graduates projects from the master course in Transportation Design, thou one can't be shown because of a pending patent application. Car Design News is the leading global online resource for the professional automotive design community. It is also made for teachers and students at transport or automotive design colleges worldwide.
- UID students receives 16 awards at Core77 Design Awards
Students from the two Master programmes of Advanced Product Design(APD) and Interaction Design (IxD) at Umeå Institute of Design, received a total of 16 awards in five different categories in the 2016 edition of the Core77 Design Awards
- Aina Nilsson-Ström Honorary Doctor 2016 at Umeå University
Aina Nilsson-Ström, designer and consultant, has been appointed honorary doctor 2016 by the Faculty of Science and Technology at Umeå University.
- Prototyping transitional practices for the design of postindustrial infrastructures
'Transtructures' is a term coined to describe new kinds of infrastructures that are more attentive and responsive to the needs of contemporary society, its emerging economies and technological capabilities.
- Design research can improve patient experiences of radiotherapy
Patients risk experiencing anxiety and fear when health care does not meet individual patients’ needs. New approaches to reduce anxiety for instance over radiotherapy are needed and design research is well-suited to meet these challenges. This is according to a dissertation at Umeå University.
- Award winning sound design by UID students
ANNA, a breathing assistant for children undergoing sedation, won two awards at the Interaction Design Associations (IxDA) Interaction Award 2016. Four students from Umeå Institute of Design (UID) designed the concept that for the third time received international appraisal.
- Prize winning forklift designed by students from Umeå Institute of Design (UID)
A group of three students from the master’s program in transportation design was awarded with the 3rd prize in Toyota Logistics Design Competition 2016, for their forklift “Toyota KAMU”
- Umeå Institute of Design winner of Umeågalans “Best Brand” award
At the local award ceremony “Umeågalan”, where the best regional businesses and entrepreneurs are appointed, Umeå Institute of Design was the winner in the “Best Brand” category.
- UID students win two Red Dot Design Concept awards
From a total of 4,680 entries from 61 countries, present and former UID students were recognised with two awards in the 2015 edition of Red Dot’s Design Concept awards.
- Master student Xingyu Yang awarded twice at the Autostyle Design Competition
Each year the Italian company Berman, supplier of automotive parts and components, hosts the Autostyle Design Competition. In the competition, 12 young designers are assigned to create their own interpretations of existing vehicles. This year Xingyu Yang, student at the Master programme in Transportation Design, won two awards!
- UID students win three awards at the International Design Excellence Awards
Present and former students from the Masters programme of Advanced Product Design (APD) won three awards in the 2015 edition of the American International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) arranged by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA).
- Opening up product design to the consumer through 3D printing
Through the use of 3D printing, product designers can enable the consumer to design their own everyday products thereby creating more meaningful products for people and more value for companies. These are some of the conclusions Guido Hermans draws in his dissertation, which he defends at Umeå Institute of Design on Tuesday 6 October.
- UID nominated for brand award
The local award ceremony "Umeågalan" has nominated Umeå Institute of Design in the best brand category.
- TD1 student Viljami Räisänen wins 2015 RD Velho design competition
RD velho Ltd annually organizes a design competition for design students, designers and groups of designers in Finland. Viljami Räisänen, currently studying his first year at the Transportation programme at UID, won first prize 2015 with his design "Junttan Pioneer" and was awarded 3000 euros.
- UID students win three Core77 Design categories
For the first time, students from the Umeå Institute of Design won three of the categories in the 2015 edition of the Core77 Design Awards.
- New leadership at Umeå Institute of Design
Professor of design, Johan Redström, has been appointed the new Rector of Umeå Institute of Design (UID). Starting September 1, he will lead the school together with a new rectors group.
- UID students wins 6 awards at iF
From nearly 12.000 valid entries to iF's student category in 2015, 100 projects were awarded with an iF student design award, and four of those awards were won by students from Umeå Institute of Design (UID). Three were given to students studying at the Master programme of Advanced Product Design (APD), and one was given to Fredrik Ausinsch for the result of his thesis project from the Bachelor programme in Industrial Design. APD students also won an award in the Haier Design Prize category and an award in the Hansgrohe Design prize category.
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