Umeå Institute of Design is set to have a new leadership team in place on July 1st. Demian Horst will become the 'Head of Institute', while Linda Bresäter and Oscar Björk take the joint positions of 'Deputy Head of Institute'.
This year's degree show at UID offers up a unique collection of innovations - ranging from autonomous taxi boats in the year 2086, to a crisis device for producing your own electricity, to a culinary tasting box with edible insects.
Despite the uncertainty regarding vaccination and spread of disease, there is now a plan for how this autumn's studies will be carried out, at least for the first few weeks.
For his first ever sketch-to-model project, BFA1 student Isaac Stenegärd produced something quite special during the 'workshop training course'. Yes, it's a 'Star Wars' lightsaber.
The first few minutes and hours spent at an intensive care unit (ICU) can be vital, literally. The speed and quality of care often affect patients' lives for years to come. In a project with Getinge, APD2-students explored new design solutions for vital sign monitoring in an ICU.
In a collaboration with Lynk & Co, TD1 students explored a range of mobility solutions for urban families in 2030. Each team received a unique brief where they were challenged to draw inspiration from different cities, cultures and user groups.