Exploration of sound, form and interaction

2018 Sound in Industrial 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.


This year's results of the group project assignment can be viewed below. 

By: Ferdinand Aichriedler, Manuel Hess, Patrick Krassnitzer (APD)

By: Gabriel Uggla, Birnur Sahin (APD), Selvi Olgac (IxD)

By: Ricardo Verheul (APD), Ivan Kunjasic, Geert Roumen, Iris Eline Ritsma (IxD)

By:  Alexandre De Bastiani (APD), Maja Björkqvist, Yijia Tao (IxD)

By:  Maximilian Brück, Rebecka Rosenlind (APD), Sebastian de Cabo (IxD)

DEXAI - Sound Memories
By: Elias Pfuner (APD), Minh Huy Dang, Toby Whelan, Carolyn Wegner (IxD

By: Thomas Müller, Julian Loretz (APD), Martina Eriksson, Shibashankar Sahoo (IxD

External tutor:

Andreas Estensen, NKTM productions, Umeå.

Internal lecturers:

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