Mathilda is currently studying the Master's Programme in
Advanced Product Design at UID. She was awarded the 'Ung Svensk
Form' prize for her bachelor's thesis Meno
Clinic, which was carried out in collaboration with Region
Västerbotten and Ungdomshälsan Umeå (UMO). The project aimed to
create a safer overall experience of going to the gynecologist.
Through her work with Meno Clinic, Mathilda developed a new flow
and movement pattern for the gynecologist's reception room, which
creates a safer environment and reduces the feeling of
vulnerability for the patient.
"It's fun to win such a big competition and I hope with the
increased exposure of the project that it will inspire continued
work with improving design for women and children, which is an area
that is close to my heart," says Mathilda Karlsson.
Mathilda Karlsson, winner of 'Ung Svensk Form' 2021
Mathilda's work has been met with positivity from Region
Västerbotten and they have begun the work of
adapting their reception rooms.
"I would have liked to continue the project, but due to a lot of
work at UID during the autumn, I have chosen to focus on the
studies. If given the opportunity, it would be fun to present the
work to RFSU as well as other regions throughout Sweden.
Alternatively, work with architects who design such hospital
environments ", says Mathilda Karlsson.
The winners of the 'Ungs Svensk Form' competition will be
presented on a tour of Sweden and since Mathilda's concept is
digital, it will be shown on four different screens.
Rebekka Quiroz Wiberg is another UID winner of the award.
Rebekka was praised for her degree project Animo, a tactile,
interactive game for the rehabilitation for young stroke
Explore the winning projects
About Ung Svensk Form:
Ung Svensk Form is a jury-judged award and traveling exhibition
with the aim of increasing and broadening knowledge about young and
innovative Swedish design. In Ungs Svensk Form, the importance of
being able to create and investigate freely without the need for
adaptation to the market is emphasized. Ung Svensk Form fulfills an
important function as a forum where meetings between designers,
producers and audiences take place. Ung Svensk Form 2021 is a
co-production between Föreningen Svensk Form and IKEA Museum, in
collaboration with Kulturhuset Stadsteatern and the city of Malmö.
Young Swedish Form started in Malmö på Form/Design Center in