The design opportunities identified and addressed in the degree
projects covered as diverse and challenging themes as: A portable
device for high mountain climbers for emergency hypoxia treatment
in extreme altitudes. The next generation of an ergonomic and
smart orthopedic surgerytool that considers the needs of
multiple stakeholders. A positioning tracker system designed to be
mounted on existing high-volume life wests on ferry's for optimal
overview and search during mass rescue operation. Teaching aids for
footwear design that empower and guide young talents through 2D and
3D visualization steps with a digital dimension for inspiration,
sharing and reaching the industry. Aneco-system for early
childhood simulation that will enable and support parents to
interact with their children through playful learning activities
from an early stage. A new type of bathroom accessory designed
for co-living context to enhance the emotional value of
bathroom with minimum hardware installation.A wearable designed for
the needs and of hearing impaired youths that enables them to
seamlessly get each other's immediate attention through haptics.A
daylight exposure system designed to help people get an
understanding of their light exposure and change their daylight
habits.A display of two speculative design visions on how to
bring more happiness into our lives through theme-based artefacts
and collaborative robots that act as a helping buddy to the
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
» Link to the
2019 on-line exhibition
External project tutor:
Simon Fredriksson, Senior Industrial Designer, ABOVE.
Internal project tutors:
Oscar Björk, Lecturer, Umeå Institute of Design.
Linda Bogren, Lecturer, Umeå Institute of Design.
Linda Bresäter, Lecturer, Umeå Institute of Design.
Malin Grummas, Industrial Designer, Designit (Denmark).
Aina Nilsson Ström, Professor of Practise, Umeå Institute of
Course responsible and examiner:
Thomas Degn, Programme Director for the APD programme.