Umeå Institute of Design

Agri Sense is a data collection system helping farmers practice precision farming. The drone maps the fields while the Rover roams the  collects precise physical data, providing the farmer with valuable information about the soil and the crop.

Student Work

Precision farming in the face of climate change

Agri Sense

Precision farming in the face of climate change - Indalecio Gaytan & Heinrich Zaunschirm / MFA APD

Exploring highly sustainable communities and their demands on a vehicle in 2037 - Marius Cramer / MFA IxD

Eco Warrior 2037

Exploring highly sustainable communities and their demands on a vehicle in 2037 - Marius Cramer / MFA TD

Should a diet be based around the food on the plate or by the person eating it? - Mårten Malmnäs BFA ID

Plate Pal

Should a diet be based around the food on the plate or by the person eating it? - Mårten Malmnäs / BFA ID

Exploring futures of environmentally-aware digital experiences for fossil free internet - Anna Puchalska

Solar Literacy

Exploring environmentally-aware digital experiences for a fossil free internet - Anna Puchalska / MFA IxD

Communicating hidden information of the natural world through the senses while traveling

Hyper Abilities

Communicating the natural world through the senses while traveling - Erik Olsson / MFA TD

Creating training solutions for midwifery in refugee camps - Jovan Vulic / MFA APD

Liv

Creating training solutions for midwifery in refugee camps - Jovan Vulic / MFA APD

Explore our Master's programmes

Interaction design student in the interaction workshop

MFA Interaction Design

The Master’s programme in Interaction Design deals with the relation between people and IT.

Student working with a project

MFA Transportation Design

The Master's programme in Transportation Design challenges students to innovate all matter of mobility.

MFA Advanced Product Design

The Master's programme in Advanced Product Design explores design through the lens of societal challenges.

Student Work
Student Work

Student Work

Discover designs created by Umeå Institute of Design students

Student Work

Discover designs created by Umeå Institute of Design students

Illustrations by Julian Mathieu depicting different scenarios in a speculative design project exploring more-than-human design opportunities.

From Boats to Bacteria: Envisioning Sustainable Food Futures

Food is a vital and complex issue that affects everyone and everything on the planet. Can design help untangle the unsustainable food systems hurting our ecosystems?

With an array of design utensils at hand, students at UID cooked up a series of more just, and more livable, food futures.

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Student spotlight

Marine tourism reimagined

For his grad project, MFA TD student Zain Kadri created ’Aquapod’, a vision towards sustainable marine tourism in 2030.

Empowering youth with respiratory illness

Yuchen Lan, MFA APD graduate, designed an inspirational training kit for young people suffering from cystic fibrosis.

Conspiracy Capitaliser: A deep dive into AI, social media, and profit

In today's hyper-connected world, the digital realm entangles with our daily lives at every intersection.

Rob Collins, PhD, built the ‘Conspiracy Capitaliser’, a unique tool for investigating unscrupulous power players in the online media landscape.

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Life at UID

Facilities

Since its inception in 1989, UID has gained a reputation as a dynamic environment offering exceptional possibilities for creative studies.

Arts Campus

Sitting on the banks of the Ume River, the vibrant Arts Campus is located just a stone's throw away from the Umeå city centre.

Experience Umeå

In Umeå, nature always serves as an inspiration, with a sun that barely sets in the summer and cold snowy winters.

Design research

Sustainability at UID
Sustainability at UID

Sustainability at UID

At UID, we prepare students to become leading voices in initiating sustainable transformation

Sustainability at UID

At UID, we prepare students to become leading voices in initiating sustainable transformation