2015 Degree Projects

MFA Degree Project in Advanced Product Design

20-week course


The design opportunities identified and addressed in the degree projects covered as diverse and challenging themes as: Automated welding of asymmetric rebar cages for internal structures of concrete buildings directly at construction sites. A more pleasant and natural expression of milk at neonatal intensive care units. An intelligent system to provide and monitor the use of both preventive and relieve medicine for asthmatics. A desktop record-cutting lathe for independent musicians, DJs and music lovers. An optimal solution for a wearable tube-feeding system for an active, spontaneous and social everyday life. A low-cost diagnosis system to identify undiagnosed diabetics. A practical educational kit to provide first-time mothers with the information and essentials to achieve a successful breastfeeding experience. A monitoring device and pacing assistant encouraging patients to exercise regularly after a heart attack.
This wide span of new ideas and designs to improve and enrich our daily life is an indicator of the design opportunities just waiting to be identified and addressed by the professional industrial designer.

» Link to the 2015 on-line exhibition

External project tutor:
Anders Smith, Industrial Designer, Denmark.

Exam advisors:

Tara Mullaney and Christoffel Kuenen, PhD Candidates, UID.

Course responsible and examiner:

Thomas Degn, Programme Director for the APD programme.