Umeå University is now ranked 26th in the world in the category Art & Design in the QS World University Rankings - a rise on the list that few can match. The QS ranking is an annual ranking of 1,222 top universities in 85 different countries.
UID announces a PhD position in industrial design with focus on emerging practices and gender studies. This is a joint PhD position with Umeå Centre for Gender Studies. Last day to apply is March 4, 2019.
Could a more experimental and imaginative way of doing design help make us better equipped to face the great challenges facing humankind? In his PhD thesis, Søren Rosenbak shows how design is able to grapple with our sense of what is possible.
During a recent exhibition, PhD students at UID created physical manifestations of their ongoing projects. The task of materializing abstract concepts and ideas turned out to present a real challenge.
In their new book, "Changing Things: The Future of Objects in a Digital World", assistant professor Heather Wiltse and professor Johan Redström explore what the networked, digital products of our time actually do and whom they are really designed for.
In their latest project, Daan Hekking and Marc Saboya ventured into unknown territory. Creating a collaborative robot for microbiologists became their greatest challenge to date.