Umeå Institute of Design

Image: Erik Abel
Image: Erik Abel

Student Work

Exploring AI in autonomous vehicles towards a trustworthy environment
Me & AI

Exploring AI in autonomous vehicles towards a trustworthy environment - Mario Schaffeld / MFA TD

A conceptual exploration of interaction design through weaving
Interwoven

A conceptual exploration of interaction design through weaving - Sandra Lundberg / MFA IxD

A tool for blind-deaf users to measure temperature independently
Point of Contact

A tool for blind-deaf users to measure temperature independently - Mika Sinclair / BFA ID

Carbon Care Work
Carbon Care Work

Exploring carbon dioxide removal under an ethos of care - Oliver Weglinski / MFA IxD

Sustainable e-mobility for regenerative agriculture ranchers
CAKE - Kibb

Sustainable e-mobility for regenerative agriculture ranchers - Fanny Jonsson MFA TD

Playful therapies for children with motor disabilities
hemi

Playful therapies for children with motor disabilities - Natalia Ikebara / MFA APD

Design evolution through the martial art of Capoeira

Could an ancient martial art created by African slaves in Brazil unlock new perspectives on design? For his doctoral thesis, Nicholas Torretta drew upon his native culture to shine a light on the oppressive and consumeristic power structures that still permeate industrial design thinking. Inspired by the intrinsic decolonial traits within Capoeira, he began to explore alternative ways of designing, and living.

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Explore our Master's programmes

MFA Interaction Design

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

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.

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.

Carbon care - by dreams and desires

What if our dreams and desires could remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere?

Oliver Weglinski, MFA IXD, explores the future of the controversial technology in his thought-provoking grad project.

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Student spotlight

Designing through the eyes of a child

For her grad project, Natalia Ikebara, MFA APD, developed playful hand therapies for children with motor disabilities.

Challenging fossil fuels in agriculture

MFA TD student Fanny Jonsson's grad project, CAKE Kibb, is an autonomous ATV safeguarding the ecosystem of farms.

Biodesign: Embracing Dystopia

In the early 2000s, Steve Jobs famously predicted that "the biggest innovations of the 21st century will be at the intersection of biology and technology".

In a challenge to develop speculative concepts designing with living things, students explore how biodesign might shape our societies through the 21st century.

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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