On February 7th, a trio from UID received the Student Prize at the IXDA Awards in Milan. The winning product, Otto, is a mouthpiece for asthmatics that use light and sound design to help patients monitor breathing patterns in order to adjust daily dosage.
Coral reefs cover only 0.1 percent of the ocean floor. Their importance to marine wildlife, however, is routinely underestimated. Could a student-designed underwater drone make the barren reefs bloom once more?
UID's 30th anniversary saw alumni travel in from across the globe to celebrate the school's history and reunite with old friends. Together, alumni and students charted a path towards the future in design.
In design, one should always strive towards becoming a generalist, not a specialist. That's according to Alberto Villarreal. Judging by his own career, the empirical evidence suggests switching lanes is instrumental to fueling and fostering creative growth.
In his grad project last year, Simon Linge collaborated with ABB to develop an idea for a robot that buzzes around hospital halls stacking shelves. Today, he works at the Swiss-Swedish multinational corporation.
What Maria Göransdotter doesn't know about UID is probably not worth knowing. After shouldering several roles, not least as vice rector, she is now primarily focusing on her doctoral thesis on Scandinavian user-centred design.