Umeå Institute of Design

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Student Work

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

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

Digitizing small-scale agriculture for a sustainable and productive future - Yilin Lyu / MFA APD

ENLINK

Digitizing small-scale agriculture for a sustainable and productive future - Yilin Lyu / MFA APD

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 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 IxD

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

The boreal forest moves inside the Arts Campus

Once a vibrant façade welcoming people entering from the walkway by the Ume River, the formerly lush plant wall inside the Arts Campus has recently acted a glum reminder of a distant spring. 

Now, it has been reborn. Pioneered by students, a new initiative was launched in early spring with the aim of reconnecting visitors to the regional flora, as the boreal forest prepared to move indoors.

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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.

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

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.

Dancing smart homes and personalised diets at UID23

On May 30th, an international crop of young designers revealed their 30-plus design concepts to the world.

At UID23, an eye-catching collection of innovations – ranging from dance-inspired communication with our smart homes, to neonatal support in refugee camp, to wearable tech for personalised diets – were unveiled.

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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