First thesis in design at UID receives Design Research Award
Camille Mousette, former PhD student at Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå University, has been awarded the Design Research Award 2013 by Designfakulteten (The Swedish Faculty for Design Research and Research Education) for his doctoral thesis. The prize is SEK 10 000.
Camille Mousette receives the award for his thesis Simple haptics – sketching perspectives for the design of haptic interaction. The thesis, presented in 2012, was the first to come out of Umeå Institute of Design.
From the jury’s motivation: ”Industrial design works with the whole experience of a product, all of the senses that are involved in interpreting, understanding and creating a good user experience. This is an important insight, not just for the final product, but also as a mindset through the entire design process. Digital technology often includes a challenge for industrial designers, as it traditionally focuses on one modality, visual perception, probably as a result of the prevailing focus on the graphical display in information technology.”
Designfakulteten is a national centre for design research and is located at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Among the members are most of the large Swedish design research institutions. Designfakulteten was founded in December 2007 with founding from the Swedish Research Council and KTH. It’s main function is to manage a national research school in design in collaboration with around 20 design institutions in Sweden. The centre also issues a yearly award in design research.