For the fifth year running, Umeå Institute of Design takes top position on the Red Dot Design Ranking, rating design educations in the Americas and Europe.
An ever-accelerating materialism has put humanity on a seemingly inevitable collision course with our planet's ecosystem. In her PhD thesis, design researcher Maria Göransdotter examines what role industrial design's history may have played in taking us here.
Can collaborative design processes evolve in a time of lockdown and separation? In a project with Microsoft, the students' imagination was tested as they embarked on a quest to co-create in the remote space during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Mid-pandemic, Electrolux challenged students at UID to explore new home care solutions for the post Covid-19 era. The concepts developed by students attempts to define a new generation of household appliances, products that could make the future home a more caring space in challenging times.
Over the past decade, AI and machine learning have provoked debate in the global design community. But what if machine learning could be used as a tool to break down gender stereotypes and spark creativity among young children?