Research education

Our research education is about understanding and extending the present and future foundations of design research and practice.

Through the research education at UID, designers build advanced skills in crafting practical, theoretical and methodological research contributions to the field of design that will shape the discipline for decades to come.

Our PhD Programme in Industrial Design is aimed at educating the design researcher in terms of both depth and width. A certain width is ensured through a set of mandatory courses in design research methodology, history, philosophy and user-centred design, as well as through more general courses in philosophy of science, ethics and pedagogics. Two-thirds of the four-year programme is completely tailored to the individual student to ensure significant specialisation and expertise.

B/W Heather Wiltse

Heather Wiltse
Director of PhD studies


BW Johan Redström

Johan Redström
Final examiner for PhD education







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