The design opportunities identified and addressed in the degree
projects covered as diverse and challenging themes as: An
easy-to-use tool kit to democratize the exploration of haptic
features at an early stage in the design process. The introduction
of a new type of FireGuardians that will use controlled fires to
avoid uncontrollable wildfires in the future. A digitalized tool to
introduce augmented auscultation in medical studies and training. A
concept for future atherosclerosis treatment. The next
generation treatment of leg ulcers. A concept for mineral
exploration in remote settings. Hearable for new experiences. A
personalized stress management set. A concept for the hardware for
home studies. A kit to educate and train and prepare mothers-to-be
for a better birthing experience and to avoid vaginal tears. A
product vison to enable visually impaired to explore nature in free
settings. And a proposal for a more humane hiring process and
This wide span of new ideas and designs to improve and enrich our
daily life is an indicator of the design opportunities just waiting
to be identified and addressed by the professional industrial
to the 2020 on-line exhibition
External project tutor:
Tina Alnæs, Senior Industrial Designer, ABOVE.
Internal project tutors:
Oscar Björk, Lecturer, Umeå Institute of Design.
Mikal Hallstrup, Industrial Designer, BWD (Denmark).
Aina Nilsson Ström, Professor of Practise, Umeå Institute of
Course responsible and examiner:
Thomas Degn, Programme Director for the APD programme.