Sound and Form

2017 Industrial Sound Design

3-week course 



The overall aim of the course is to gain an increased understanding, awareness and experience of how sound can be utilized to enhance the design experience of the form language and user interface of a product.

Work method

The course includes introductions to both hard- and software exercises related to the creative and technical aspects of sound and hands-on experience on how to generate and manipulate designed sounds. The course ends with a two-week group assignment where Advanced Product Design students and Interaction Design students collaborate across programmes.


The results of the group assignment can be viewed below. 


External lecturers:

Stefan Lindberg, Sound Expert, Interactive Institute, Piteå.
Andreas Estensen, NKTM productions, Umeå.

Internal tutors:

Rickard Åström, Interaction Workshop Engineer.
Peter Lundholm, Lecturer in Graphic and Sound Design.
Christoffel Kuenen, Programme Director for the IxD programme.

Course responsible and internal tutor: 

Thomas Degn, Programme Director for the APD programme