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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”
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MFA Interaction Design, www.interactiondesign.se,
MFA Transportation Design, www.transportationdesign.se,
MFA Advanced Product Design, www.advancedproductdesign.se,
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