With the increasing possibilities of adding computer-based
technology to both existing and new types of products, either for
functional, informational or emotional effect, the design
experience of a product's functionality and visual expression is
becoming an increasingly important and natural part of the
professional designer's area of expertise.
The challenge of this course's creative assignment was for the
students to select one of their previous projects and create an
explanatory time-based visualization of the intended usage and
designed interaction between a user and the product. How this story
would be told and visualized was up to the students to define.
All the students chose to work with their results from previous
Four students worked with their designs of self-care asthma
monitoring devises developed during a project collaboration in 2011
with Aerocrine. One student chose to work with the result of a
creative form study of a washbasin. The remaining four students
worked with the concepts they developed during the Sensing the
Future project in 2012, a project that was carried out in
collaboration with Whirlpool.
The result was 9 different short movies that can be viewed
Mattias Löw, documentary filmmaker and tutor in
Erik Löfgren, director
Oscar Björk, industrial designer and programme assistant
Thomas Degn, Programme Director for the APD programme