User-centered
industrial design

BFA programme in Industrial Design, 180 ECTS (3 years)

The  BFA programme in industrial design is held in Swedish. Please, visit the Swedish BFA programme website for further information on how to apply.

In the BFA programme in industrial design, we educate designers that create visions possible to realize. A central question for us is: Could things be different?

What does an industrial designer do?

An industrial designer works with developing products and services where the user is not a single, identified person. The purpose is, many times, to solve, enable or satisy a need or a wish. The product or service shall also satisfy a need seen from a market or production perspective.

This is a complex task with many entry points and perspectives. Sustainability (social, ecological and economic), production choices, emotional needs, business strategies, use, and quality of life are just a few of the aspects. We therefore talk about our work as founded in a holistic approach.

About the education

On the BFA programme, we work with the basic "trinity" of person, product/service and context. In applied projects, other aspects are also focused to frame the studies in a very realistic setting.

The programme's educational aim is for students to build their own creative design process, with a starting point in a Swedish user-centered design tradition. UID offers cutting-edge facilities and technologies, available 24/7 to all students. Throughout the education, students are supported in exploring areas within design that they consider most rewarding towards their individual development.

The school aims to create an open and familial atmosphere in student groups, in order to establish an environment that supports creative activity. In addition, the international student body at UID creates a multicultural learning environment. The open and diverse atmosphere also includes our staff and faculty, external tutors from the design profession and our network of collaborating companies and alumni.

Exchange studies

The BFA programme is open for exchange students from fall term 2018. The programme is run in swedish and swedish competence is required.  See more information here.

Questions?

Per Sihlen BW

Contact Per Sihlén, Programme director for the BFA programme in industrial design
Tel +46 90 7867067
E-mail: per.sihlen@umu.se

 

 

 

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