Sound Design

2020 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 short sound design videos from the group assignment can be viewed below.







External lecturer:

Andreas Estensen, NKTM productions, Umeå.

Internal tutors:

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

Course responsible and internal tutor:

Thomas Degn, Programme Director for the APD programme.