Lina Trulsson, MFA
in Advanced Product Design student at Umeå Institute of Design, has
been awarded the 2015 Michael Treschow scholarship worth SEK
100,000 for the boldness, new thinking and enthusiasm that
signifies her work.
The scholarship jury writes in their motivation: "Lina Trulsson
receives the Michael Treschow scholarship for her strong driving
force and the maturity in her design work. Her interest and
engagement lies in health care design, and her work is signified by
much compassion and a strong user focus. Lina uses her own
experiences to work in a clear and empathic way in her projects; by
putting herself in the position of the patient, the relative or the
health care personnel, she wants to improve and develop the
experience of health care."
Lina will receive the award at the Stockholm School of Economics
on 26 November.
"Winning the Michael Treschow scholarship makes me feel enormously
happy and inspired. I am dedicated to improve and simplify life for
people in different situations, especially in health care where
there both are big challenges, but also room for improvements,"
says Lina Trulsson.
Lina Trulsson has been awarded for the prototypes "Move", an
insulin pump adapted for exercise and "Remind", a small music
device for Alzheimer patients.
"We are incredibly proud of the recognition that Lina receives
through the Michael Treschow scholarship. During her studies at
UID, and with the excellent prototypes she has shown the
scholarship jury, Lina has clearly shown that she has the ability
to handle complex and relevant design challenges. Challenges with
potential to create design solutions that can improve everyday life
for the ones needing improvement the most," says Thomas Degn,
Programme Director of the
Master's Programme (MFA) in Advanced Product Design.
About the Michael Treschow Scholarship:
The Michael Treschow Scholarship was established in 2003. The
sum of the scholarship is SEK 100,000 and is awarded once a year.
The aim is to encourage students to continue their studies and
develop their design skills.