Senior Lecturer in Industrial Design, PhD
Deputy Rector for Subject Development.
Phone: +46 90 786 55 62
I have a background as a professional industrial designer and
have been working as a consultant since 1994. At 2001 I started at
UID as a program director for the BA program, which includes both
development of the program as well as being examiner for project
courses and degree work projects. It also meant a lot of teaching
in core areas in industrial design. I continued as program director
until 2013. I am born in Umeå and have a MFA in industrial design
What I do at UID
I am the Deputy rector of subject development since the autumn
2015 and a member of the rectors group. As a deputy of subject
development I work with developing the subject of design and the
education at UID. Since 2011 I am a member of the Faculty Board of
Science and Technology at our University. I am also doing my
PhDstudies at UID.
I have taught in various core areas of industrial design such as
design methodology, reflective processes and project courses when I
was a program director. As a program director you are also examiner
of all students in project courses as well as in degree courses.
During my time as program director I developed the Bachelor program
several times, which included not only initiating change but also
all the writing of course plans, educational plans and degree
descriptions. During my time as a program director I participated
in three evaluations of design education,by the National Agency of
Higher Education,both as project leader and writing the
self-evaluations for the Bachelor program.
Design is argued to be multi-disciplinary and the designer takes
part in that process both as a designer and often as a coordinator.
While this historically has an origin in the twentieth century, the
society has changed and we live in a globalized world and are now
even more concerned with sustainability. I am curious about
what doing design together might be in this context and about its
artistic foundation. My research topic is Conceptualizing
Contemporary Design Doing. The project has a practiced-based
research approach and I have conducted a series of
multi-disciplinary project courses at UID to explore kinds of doing
design together. At the moment I am concerned about what kind of
implications design doing has.
Artistic development work
I have conducted an ADW-project between 2007-2009 and explored
reflective processes and the tension between design work and
artistic work. In particular, I embodied reflection-in-action and
reflection-on-action between the moment of interpretation and
analysis. To elaborate my design process I conducted a research
course in artistic research at Konstfack (Gestaltande
forskningsprocesser) in parallel with my ADW. The project was
called 'När ditt blir mitt'. In my explorations I used photo
material (photo-voices) from homeless people as a starting point
for my reflective-on-action process and developed four objects.
These were exhibited at Konstfack and UID together with a written
När mitt blir ditt (Artistic development work) Konstfack,
När mitt blir ditt (Artistic development work) UID, Umeå,