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Design entails doing things and creating stages in a process. It also has to do with the material world, and has a focus on what matters. It is executed with dedication, is based on a context, and puts people first. There is always an applied perspective in which society, industry and the environment are important aspects. Design is executed in dialogue with the world around the designer, with the intention of making a difference.

UID19 – Design making a difference
UID19 – Design making a difference

Follow the students journey during this year's grad show, UID19 Design Talks & Degree Show.

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Honorary doctors at the Faculty of Science and Technology
Honorary doctors at the Faculty of Science and Technology

Professor John Anderson and designer Anne Asensio are honorary doctors at Faculty of Science and Technology.

Changing Things - Designing for Transparency in a Digital World
Changing Things - Designing for Transparency in a Digital World

In Changing Things: Future of Objects in a Digital World, design of digital products are analysed .

New research charts an alternative imaginative path for design
New research charts an alternative imaginative path for design

Could a more experimental and imaginative way of doing design help make us better equipped today's challenges?

Is task-driven social media falling short in stimulating human relations?
Is task-driven social media falling short in stimulating human relations?

Christoffel Kuenen suggests that the services provided by social media are not designed for being together.

Umeå Institute of Design ranked #1 again
Umeå Institute of Design ranked #1 again

For the third year in a row, Umeå Institute of Design was ranked number one in the Red Dot Design Ranking.