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Umeå Institute of Design ranked no. 1 world wide
[2016-09-12] Both the prestigious Red Dot and iF rank Umeå Institute of Design (UID) at Umeå University as the best design school in Europe and the world. The school’s premises, in-house and external staff, and its focus on relevant collaborations with companies and the design profession are some of the factors that the school’s students believe are the underlying reasons for their school’s success.
UID ranked no. 1 in Americas & Europe for the fourth time
UID students win five Red Dot awards, including two ‘Best of the Best’. From a total of 4,698 entries from 60 countries, present and former UID students from the Master programme of Advanced Product Design and Bachelor programme in Industrial Design were recognised with five awards in the 2016 edition of Red Dot’s Design Concept awards.
Umeå Institute of Design ranked best in the world by iF 2016
UID students win a record number of 11 awards at iF in Germany. From nearly 11.000 valid entries to iF's student design award in 2016, 100 projects were awarded with an iF student design award. Seven of these, a new record for the Umeå Institute of Design, were awarded to students from the Master programme of Advanced Product Design (APD).
Transportation Design students highlighted in CDN
Car Design News write about 8 of the 9 graduates projects from the master course in Transportation Design, thou one can't be shown because of a pending patent application. Car Design News is the leading global online resource for the professional automotive design community. It is also made for teachers and students at transport or automotive design colleges worldwide.
UID students receive 16 awards at Core77 Design Awards
Students from the two Master programmes of Advanced Product Design(APD) and Interaction Design (IxD) at Umeå Institute of Design, received a total of 16 awards in five different categories in the 2016 edition of the Core77 Design Awards
Aina Nilsson-Ström Honorary Doctor 2016 at Umeå University
Aina Nilsson-Ström, designer and consultant, has been appointed honorary doctor 2016 by the Faculty of Science and Technology at Umeå University.
Prototyping transitional practices for the design of postindustrial infrastructures
'Transtructures' is a term coined to describe new kinds of infrastructures that are more attentive and responsive to the needs of contemporary society, its emerging economies and technological capabilities.
Design research can improve patient experiences of radiotherapy
Patients risk experiencing anxiety and fear when health care does not meet individual patients’ needs. New approaches to reduce anxiety for instance over radiotherapy are needed and design research is well-suited to meet these challenges. This is according to a dissertation at Umeå University.
Award winning sound design by UID students
ANNA, a breathing assistant for children undergoing sedation, won two awards at the Interaction Design Associations (IxDA) Interaction Award 2016. Four students from Umeå Institute of Design (UID) designed the concept that for the third time received international appraisal.
Prize winning forklift designed by students from Umeå Institute of Design (UID)
A group of three students from the master’s program in transportation design was awarded with the 3rd prize in Toyota Logistics Design Competition 2016, for their forklift “Toyota KAMU”
UID alumnus Simon Larsson awarded with a 2015 Spark Award
Lina Trulsson awarded with the 2015 Michael Treschow scholarship
Umeå Institute of Design best brand in Umeå
Designhögskolan Umeås bästa varumärke
UID alumnus Simon Larsson awarded with a 2015 Spark Award
Lina Trulsson awarded with the 2015 Michael Treschow scholarship
Umeå Institute of Design best brand in Umeå
Designhögskolan Umeås bästa varumärke
Camille Moussette is awarded the Design Research Award 2013
Team @UID_Potluck won the 2013 OzCHI24 challenge
Michael Treschow award to design student Maja Helund
Anna Valtonen appointed Dean at Aalto University
Anna Valtonen, Rector at Umeå Institute of Design, has been appointed Dean of Aalto University’s School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Helsinki, Finland. She begins her new assignment on 1 March 2014.
Red Dot marks the spot - Umeå Institute of Design top ranked again
UID student winner of VDA Design Awards
Eric Leong, alumnus of the master programme in transportation design at Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå university, won first prize in VDA Design Awards with his innovative car design "Audi Elite".
PhD Festival 2013
On October 17th we will have our annual 'PhD festival', a full day of presentations and discussions with our PhD students.
UID students win 7 IDEA awards
Umeå Institute of Design at Umeå University was an overwhelming winner in the 2013 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA). The school was more successful than prestigious design schools in China, the US and UK, and demonstrated once again that they are among the world's best in industrial design education.
Caught by Umeå
August 28: Opening Exhibition for HUMlab’s Summer Projects
During the summer of 2013 HUMlab has given 11 students the opportunity to carry out projects they feel passion for, but which are not within the scope of their regular studies. The results are six interactive, exciting and playful works that you are now welcome to experience. From UID
The King and the Queen of Sweden at UID
Thursday, August 15, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden came to visit the Arts Campus and Umeå Institute of Design. The visit was part of the King’s celebration of 40 years on the throne. They were welcomed at UID by Rector Anna Valtonen together with staff and students.
UID alumnus Mansour Ourasanah nominated for 2013 INDEX: Design to Improve Life
Mansour Ourasanah, who graduated from the Master Programme in Advanced Product Design in 2012, has made it all the way to the final of the prestigious design competition INDEX: Design to Improve Life with his APD thesis project LEPSIS.
UID students win iF Concept Award
Lina Trulsson winner of Ignite: Diabetes Ideas Challenge
Stephanie Knödler receives the Guldmyran prize 2013
This year's winner is Stephanie Knödler with the eQu saddle for therapeutic horse riding.
UID'13 in the news
UID'13 is up and running! On this page we collect the media coverage for you to follow us through the event.
Curators of Sweden
As the first country in the world, Sweden hands over the country’s official Twitter account to its citizens. This week the turn has come to UID student Fredrik Aaro, Masterprogram in Transportation Design.
SVT features UID student project - 100 BPM
"Design that can save lives": IxD student Shivanjali Tomar presents the IxDA Award winning project 100 BPM on the local Umeå news.
UID looking for assistant professor
UID is recruiting a new team member. Apply no later than June 17 for the position as assistant professor in the field of industrial design with focus on the history of design.
UID student Dawid Dawod winner of Skanska Sustainable Cities Challenge
How can we in the future create more vibrant, tolerant and creative cities through meetings across borders? Dawid Dawod, student at the Masters Programme in Advanced Product Design at UID, has digged deeper into this matter. He recently won the contest Skanska Sustainable Cities Challenge with his concept Urban Fresh. UID would like to congratulate him!
Students win three categories at IXDA 2013
Four students from Umeå Institute of Designs two MA programmes Interaction Design and Advanced Product Design were acknowledged with three wins at IXDAs Interaction Awards 2013 in Toronto for their 100 BPM concept.
Umeå University is dedicated to providing creative environments for learning and work. We offer a wide variety of courses and programs, world leading research, and excellent innovation and collaboration opportunities. More than 4 000 employees and 36 000 students have already chosen Umeå University. We welcome your application!
UID in FRAME’s Masterclass
The Masters programme of Advanced Product Design at Umeå Institute of Design is featured in FRAME Publishers book: Masterclass: Product Design.
En glimt av Konstnärligt campus/A Glimpse of Umeå Arts Campus
29 november 2012 16.00 – 19.00 Nu visas Konstnärligt campus för allmänheten så att de får en glimt av allt som händer och utvecklas här nere. Torsdagen den 29 november klockan 16-19 slår alla delarna av Konstnärligt campus upp portarna för nyfikna som vill ta en närmare titt och bekanta sig med miljön. On Thursday 29th. November the exciting developments at Umeå Arts Campus are open to the public between 16.00-19.00. All are warmly welcome to visit and become acquainted with the environment.
Red dot institute chooses UID as the best design education
Red dot institute has chosen Umeå Institute of Design as the best design education in Europe and the Americas. The prestigious ranking promotes design institutions in the frontline and is based on design awards won during the last five years.
Red Dot ranks UID no.1 - Four new Awards
From a total of 3.672 entries from 56 countries, submitted to 21 different categories, seven MA students from the Umeå Institute of Designs two MA programmes Advanced Product Design and Interaction Design were among the design talents who were acknowledged with a total of four awards in Red Dot’s Design Concepts category 2012.
UID student wins Gold at BEST 2012
Alastair Warren, a student at the Masters programme of Advanced Product Design at UID, won Gold with his Breathe.Easy concept in the student category of the Best Design Awards, arranged by The Designers Institute of New Zealand.
Eric Leong wins Interior Motives Award 2012
Eric Leong, recent UID graduate from the Transportation Design Programme, won this year's "Best Production Interior" category at the 10th Interior Motives Student Awards. The announcement was made in France, in combination to the 2012 Paris Motorshow.
Wanted: Communication Officer
The employment as a Communication Officer is a full-time permanent position equally divided between Umeå Institute of Design and Umeå School of Architecture.
UID student wins Core77 Design Award
Maxime Dubreucq (France), a student at the Masters programme of Advanced Product Design (APD) was awarded in the 2012 edition of the Core77 Design Awards and the Spark:Concept category with a Gold award. Maxime won the awards for his concept for a new type of personal and ergonomic head protection for miners.
UID student wins New Zealand’s James Dyson Award
Nick Ross (New Zealand) from the Masters programme of Advanced Product Design at Umeå Institute of Design, won the 2012 New Zealand edition of the James Dyson Award with his MA degree project Axolotl – A Selective Bio-Harvester.
Full scholarships available for 2013
In the past two years UID has been able to offer all its accepted non-EU applicants full scholarships, enabling them to study on equal financial terms as the Scandinavian and European colleagues.
Five IDEA awards 2012
Present and former students from the Masters programme of Advanced Product Design (APD) won the astonishing number of five awards in the Student Design category in the 2012 edition of the American International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), making the Umeå Institute of Design (UID) the second most winning school in 2012.
The art of conception
Wanted: Senior lecturer in industrial design
Malin Grummas recieves the Guldmyran prize 2012
Degree Exhibition in Gothenburg
UID´12 it´s been a good year
During our biggest event of the year, UID´12, we´ve had meetings between students and companies, very good presentations of student projects and companies, interesting keynotes by Anna Costamagna and Simon Waterfall, the exiting degree exhibition and lots of networking.
What if ... Bildmuseet May 19 - June 6
What if ... Exhibition at Bildmuseet, Umeå Arts Campus, May 19-June 6 2012 What if we could create a better world through design? If we could find new ways of thinking and of using our creativity? In the exhibition What if … we want to show how the design process can be used to identify and solve problems in new and creative ways. Our students have, in close collaboration with companies and organizations, explored how design can be used to think in new ways in different contexts.
UID Interview - Marije De Haas
Marije de Haas Is a Holland-born communications designer – BA, MA in Communication Design, and one of the six who formed design studio Bullet in London. Now she is Sweden based, since she and her family moved to Floda, which is located outside Botsmark. Which is located outside Umeå. Let´s just say it´s a very, very small village in northern Sweden. We met her at UID and had a chat.
On light wings from the megacities – Armand Bentzen recieves move 2030 award
UID Transportation Design student Armand Bentzen is the winner of the international automotive design competition mo>e 2030, with the visionary project Into the Wild, created in collaboration with KISKA at UID last semester.
UID ranked 2 by red dot
Umeå Institute of Design (UID) is ranked 2 in the prestigious red dot design ranking for design concept 2011. This ranking recognizes UID as one of the top universities in the Americas and Europe to continuously and progressively produce cutting edge and forward thinking projects.
UID master students win iF concept awards 2012
From more than 10.566 valid entries submitted by design students from all over the world, only 100 projects received an iF concept award 2012. Two of these were awarded to Masters students at Umeå Institute of Design (UID): Simon Fredriksson and Gosha Galitsky, Dogan Sekercioglu, all students at the Masters programme of Advanced Product Design (APD) and Carol Tang from UIDs Interaction Design programme.
We also do taps – in cooperation with Ostnor and FM Mattsson
The 11 students from 9 countries at the MA programme in Advanced Product Design at UID have designed water taps in cooperation with Swedish tap manufacturers FM Mattsson and Ostnor.
Little easter witches payed a visit
We were lucky to have visitors from the preschool Uven yesterday. The adorable little easter witches offered delicious candy to students and staff before they took off for The Brocken (Blåkulla). Thank you, and welcome back next year!
Tomas Lindehell receives pedagogical prize
UID lecturer Tomas Lindehell recieves this years’ pedagogical prize and 25,000 SEK from the Faculty of Science and Technology at Umeå University.
Thomas Degn receives cooperation award
UID lecturer Thomas Degn recieves the award for cooperation and 25,000 SEK from the Faculty of Science and Technology at Umeå University.
”It´s so creative – and businesslike” says cooperation partner Innovation Brands
Students from the single subject course Design for communicating products and ideas presented their term projects to cooperation partners Mats Nylén and Johan Björkman from Gothenburg based company Innovation Brands on Monday 26th March.
A building made of bottles
Rodrigo García Gonzalez, student at Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå University, receives first prize in the European student competetion in sustainable architecture, Gau:di. The winning concept is a market hall made out of empty plastic bottles and paper. It will be constructed in full scale as a 1:1 prototype and presented at the opening of the Biennale of Architecture in Venice, Italy on August 28.
World leading transportation design
Umeå Institute of Design is ranked by Car Design News as the leading transportation design edcuator in the world, based on statistics of how many prizes have been awarded to different design schools.
Designing Haptics Studio at TEI 2012
UID PhD students Camille Moussette and Stoffel Kuenen teamed up with Ali Israr from Disney Research to offer a Studio class at this year's edition of Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI) conference in Kingston, Canada. The class provided insights and guidelines for designing in the realm of haptics (sense of touch).
Winterplay – game and fun for everyone
Master student Kosin Voravattayagon awarded for visions of future boating
Kosin Voravattayagon, studying transportation design at Umeå Institute of Design, has received first prize in the Finnish marine design competition Visions of Future Boating.
UID’s rector new chairman of SVID
The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket) has appointed Umeå Institute of Designs rector Anna Valtonen new Chairman of the SVID, Swedish Industrial Design Foundation.
Prototyping the Future: Workshop Information
This is your unique chance to participate in one of 13 exiting one-week workshops in the area of design, to get to know the Umeå Institute of Design and the Arts Campus better, and to together think about how we can strategically develop the future of university education.
UID master student acknowledged with Red Dot Concept Award
UID master student receives Autostyle Award
UID alumnus published in DEVELOP3D magazine
IxD Fall Summit 2011, Nov. 12th
Best awards 2011
Ping-pong, kick-off project (video)
Kosin Collects Consecutive Award
IDEA silver to UID alumnus
Student Wins IDEA Silver
Degree Work of the Year
Golden Ant to APD Student
The Prominent Design Research Society Conference at UID
The Turn of the Screw
Carry Me Home
Simplifying Social Services
Green Citizens of Europe
INDEX:Award Nominations for UID Students
UID Students iF Winners
Home Swede Home
Hands-on in Madeira
Prototyping the Future
Think like a Frog
Red Dots for UID Students
Design for Winners
Public Play and Pause
Students Going Postal
Hacking for Interaction
Experience Prototyping: Stop Motion videos
Sketch to Form
Best Student Design 2010
Storytelling + Product Design
EU Funding UID Degree Project
Credo 2014 Mikael Wiberg
A Visit from the Bank
UID at the Top
Develop Your Own Mobile Services
PhD Presents Haptics
A Fresh Finalist
Autumn at Last
Design Research at DRS 2010 in Montreal
SIDeR 2010 Keynote Videos
UID Student Wins Gold
The Golden Ant
Awarded UID Student
2 Post-doc Stipends (1 or 2 years) in Industrial Design at Umeå Institute of Design
Expressions & Attributes
4 New PhD positions announced
Newest PhD: Tara Mullaney
Telling a Story
SIDeR 2010 IxD conference, March 24-25-26
Playing it Safe
UID's New PhD: Daniela Rothkegel
UID Student Awarded
Big in Japan
UID is looking for lecturers in industrial design
Gold & Bronze in Science & Future
Obsessed with Sustainability
IDI's Sense of Snow
Lonely Without Olme
UID is looking for a Web Coordinator
Fire Fighter Project
Colours Central in Design
Planning New Areas
Green - the New Black
Responsible Market Driven Design
New book: Designed in Umeå
SIDeR 2010 conference: Call for Papers
PhD Positions at UID
APD students win "Framtidens Resande"
APD student wins 2 Red Dot Design Concept Awards
UID Student Acknowledged in 3 International Design Competitions
The Lightcraft Project
20th Anniversary at UID
Erasmus Mobility Seminar
The London Field Trip
Reflections on World Usability Day 2009
Nytt anmälningsdatum till industridesignprogrammet 180 hp!
World Usability Day 2009 at UID, Nov 12
UID 20 Years Anniversary, December 3-4 2009
IxD Spring Summit videos
IxD Fall Summit 2009, Nov 6-7-8
UID once more among BusinessWeek's Top Design Schools list.
Anna Valtonen named new rector of Umeå Institute of Design
UID students winning at "Interior Motives Design Awards 2009"
New Ställverket board election
APD student at Toyota Boshoku this summer
UID welcomes the visitors from Denmark.
Welcome to the new study year at UID!
APD student acknowledged in I.D. and The Red Dot Design Award
UID student wins Silver at the IDEA Student Designs competition
UID at Sketching in Hardware 09
Keeping ties with Sweden: UID + Microsoft
Update on UID Design Talks 2009, Videos and Survey
Web Degree Exhibition 2009 is now open
UID Design Talks and Degree Exhibition 2009
Spring summit 2009, March 27th
Öppet Hus, Söndag 15 mars
Rector of Umeå Institute of Design
UID signs Koyoto Design Declaration
Bilder från Student för en dag
IDI students awarded Markslöjd Light Prize
UID at Centre of Excellence ceremony in Stockholm
Ville Lintamo awarded the Michael Treschow grant 2008
The 2008 Baltic Group guest professorship
ID magazine award 08
UID awarded recognition as Centre of Excellence in Higher Education
Delegation from Qufu, China visits Institute of Design
Stort intresse för Designhögskolans utbildningar på Göteborgsmässan.
Designstudent nominerad till Treschow-stipendiet
Center of Excellence in Higher Education
Ambassadeur visits the school
Visit from Historical Studies
The School of Architecture has moved into Institute of Design
Strategic Design for Bang & Olufson
Momentum presentations now online
Open positions at UID
Momentum degree show and event
Bilgi Karan from SonyEricsson gives lecture at UID
Mike Stott to present at AIGA conference
6 UID students will go to Japan for summer internships 2008
Projects from Advanced Product Design receive honorary awards
Öppet Hus / Open House
Interaction Students presented at Nokia
Daniel Fallman is visiting scholar at Stanford University
Per Brickstad (BA3) gets "Design S at Elmia Subcontractor" award
Umeå Design Research Group Presents Work at IASDR 2007
UID listed among BusinessWeek s Top Design Schools
Degree Exhibition 2007
Umeå Institute of Design ranked as one of the world's best design schools
Three UID students awarded at Interior Motives Awards 2006
Idesignpriset vanns av Jonas Samrelius
Professorships at the Institute of Design
Andree Huk, APD1, Third Prize in FoPDA 2006
Designhögskolan bjuder in till Examensutställning 2006
Shao Wei is among the 24 finalists in Lite-On Awards Design Competition
Daniel Nadjalin won the design competition Next
Try to play video game by using a toy at Open House
Fortsatt finansiering av designforskning om integration
Desginhögskolan vann årets snöskulpturtävling
Interaction design: Malin Mäki wins first prize for best paper at the SIDER 06 conference
New design assists visually impaired library visitors
Designstudent finalist i tävlingen Årets Trämöbel
Teaching position available at Umeå Institute of Design
Designing for Emotional Expression
Umeå Interaction Design Student Conference 2006 - UIDSC06
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