2009 Degree Projects

MFA Degree Project in Advanced Product Design

20-week course

The themes addressed in this year's seven degree projects covered as diverse themes and areas as a conceptual proposal for next generations motor grader, a tactile body worn navigation aid for the visually impaired, an autonomous fire guard for forest fires, the baking experience in a new kind of household appliance, accessible public transports, a portable analysis kit to register body movements and the design of a "subscribe a bike" system for the city of Umeå.
This wide span of new ideas and designs to improve and enrich our daily life is a clear indicator of the design opportunities just waiting to be identified and addressed through the analytical and creative work methods mastered by the professional industrial designer.

External degree tutor:

Steen Mandsfelt, Mandsfelt Industrial Design, Denmark

External exam advisor:

Johan Lundgren, CEO, Creative Director and co-founder of Zenit Design, Sweden

Course responsible and examiner:

Thomas Degn, Programme Director for the APD programme

 

Autonomous Fire Guard for Forest Fires
Autonomous Fire Guard for Forest Fires
In collaboration with Husqvarna
Aydin Mert

 

Portable Movement Analysis Unit
Portable Movement Analysis Unit
In collaboration with the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Informatics at Umeå University
Ricardo Sa Freire

 

Pedal +
Pedal +
In collaboration with Umeå Municipality
Ulrik Svenningsen

 

Next Generation Motor Grader
Award Winning Project:
"The Golden Ant" 2009 as the Best Degree Project in Sweden
Next Generation Motor Grader
In collaboration with the Volvo Group
Fredrik Nilsson

 

Navigation Aid for the Visually Impaired
Navigation Aid for the Visually Impaired
In collaboration with Umeå municipality
Tao Lin

 

Panettiera - The Handy Baking Machine
Panettiera - The Handy Baking Machine
In collaboration with Electrolux
Annika Larsson

 

Accessible City Bus
Accessible City Bus
In collaboration with Umeå Municipality
Ceren Bagatar