For almost thirty years, UID has had its own little Santa Claus. We spoke to its maker about the birth of 'Tomten'.
Björn O. Nilsson, renowned biochemist and business executive, was presented with an honorary doctorate degree on October 21st during Umeå University's Annual Celebration. From 2013-2016 he was a valuable member of the strategic board at the Umeå Institute of Design.
For the second consecutive year, Umeå Institute of Design places at the top of the two global design rankings for universities, Red Dot and iF.
The UID18 - Design Talks & Degree Show takes place place on May 31st toJune 1st at Umeå Institute of Design. Our graduates in product, interaction and transportation design will hold three-minute-talks revealing their degree projects, probing how design can make a difference in shaping our common future.
Akansha Aggarwal wants a future where technology is dictated by people's real needs. She is in her final year of the Master's Programme in Interaction Design and in about six months she will venture into the world of design, hoping to make her mark through inclusive solutions.
The story of how Ilteris Ilbasan, then a student at UID, found hope and opportunity in the aftermath of the West African Ebola epidemic in 2014.
How are theories produced in design research? In his new book, Johan Redström challenges traditional conventions of theory vs practice.