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Eva-Lena Bäckström

Industrial designer, associate professor on artistic ground and programme director for the Bachelor programme in Industrial Design.

Works at

Associate professor at Umeå Institute of Design (UID)
Östra Strandgatan 30 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

Industrial designer and graduated from Konstfack, University of Arts and Design, Stockholm Sweden. Since then I have worked as an industrial design consultant with a wide range of product areas from heavy machinery, asphalt rollers to eyewear and fashion accessories. Early on I was one of the founders of Formbolaget and in later years my own design business.

Today I mainly work as a teacher at the university as an associate professor on an artistic ground. In my role as an educator, I can deepen the question of how we make professional color choices. I have created a foundation with my artistic development work and my ambition is to deepen and broaden my research. Through continued work as a designer and teacher, I have explored methods in color and their significance for the design assignment.

Since 2016, I sit on the board of the Swedish Color Center Foundation, appointed by IVA (the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences). https://www.fargcentrum.se/

In 2023 I was elected as a regular member of the AIC, International Color Association, executive committee 2024-2025. https://aic-color.org/

From 2024 I'm program director for the bachelor's program in industrial design.

Proceedings of the 15th Congress of the International Colour Association 2023, International Colour Association - Multidisciplinary Association in the field of Colour(AIC) 2023 : 470-475
Bäckström, Eva-Lena
Proceedings of the International Colour Association (AIC) Conference 2018: Colour & Human Comfort : 283-287
Bäckström, Eva-Lena
Umeå: Umeå universitet 2017
Bäckström, Eva-Lena