UID18 | Design Talks & Degree Show on May 31 - June 1 has confirmed the presence of special guests Stina Nilimaa Wickström, Vice President of Product Design for the Volvo Group, and Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO.
On March 28th, Mikael Damberg, the Swedish government minister for enterprise and innovation, paid a visit to the Umeå Institute of Design. The minister and his entourage were given a tour of the school, led by rector Johan Redström and vice rector Maria Göransdotter. The visit focused on meeting students in their working environment, as they kicked off their final projects of the spring semester.
How does design reproduce the norms and prejudices that we carry? During an exhibition at Västerbottens Museum, students of the Master's Programme in Interaction Design present different ways of incorporating diverse and marginalized cultures in design processes.
The UID18 - Design Talks & Degree Show takes place place on May 31st toJune 1st at Umeå Institute of Design. Our graduates in product, interaction and transportation design will hold three-minute-talks revealing their degree projects, probing how design can make a difference in shaping our common future.
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.
In modern medicine, we are able to measure almost anything relating to our bodies. Analyzing and responding to that data is often a more complex procedure. In an effort to bridge that gap, three students at UID developed AERO° - a smart interface aimed at evolving anaesthesia and intensive care by making breathing visible in real time.
Six months into the MFA Programme in Interaction Design, Carolyn Wegner has immersed herself in Swedish nature and culture alike. Follow her journey at UID, and beyond, on her blog.