Sound, Form and Interaction

2019 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 a product solution's form language and user interface. 

Work method

Through a series of smaller exercies the course introduces hard- and software skills related to both creative and technical aspects of creating sound designs and how to manipulate and further develop these.
The course ends with a two-week group assignment where Advanced Product Design students and Interaction Design students collaborate across programmes on project themes of their own choice.


The short sound design videos from the group assignment can be viewed below. 








External lecturer:

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.