2011 Degree Projects

MFA Degree project in Advanced Product Design

20-week course

This year's degree projects covers as diverse themes as solar powered airships, improved diving equipment for the disabled, a forwarder with lower environmental impact and higher productivity, making 3D printing more accessible in the home, harvesting of sugar canes in hillside plantations, a motorboat inspired by Stockholm archipelagos, semi-autonomous rock-drilling vehicles and a solution that enables play for children undergoing intravenous therapy.
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 industrial designer.

» Link to the 2011 on-line exhibition

External project tutor:
Emmy Larsson, industrial Designer, Ergonomidesign, Stockholm

External exam advisor:

Mikal Hallstrup, Chief Visionary Officer, co-founder and partner in Designit, Denmark

Course responsible and examiner:

Thomas Degn, Programme Director for the APD programme


Sunrise: Solar Powered Thermal Airship by Metin Kaplan
Sunrise: Solar Powered Thermal Airship
Metin Kaplan


Freedom for Disabled Divers by Emil Orman
Freedom of Underware Movability for Disabled Divers
In collaboration with Waterproof
Emil Orman


Origo: 3D Printing @ Home by Arthur Tchoukanov
Origo: 3D Printing @ Home
In collaboration with I.Materialise
Arthur Tchoukanov


A Concept Forwarder by Regimantas Vegele
Award Winning Project:
"The Golden Ant" 2011 as the Best Degree Project in Sweden
A Concept Forwarder
In collaboration with Komatsu
Regimantas Vegele


Future of Rockdrilling by Erik Borg
Future of Rockdrilling
In collaboration with Atlas Copco
Erik Borg

Enable Free Play for Children During Intravenous Therapy
In collaboration with Baxter and Västerbottens läns landsting
Martin Hanberger


A Motorboat Inspired by Stockholm Archipelagos by Markus Stridsberg
A motorboad insired by Stockholm Archipelagos
Markus Stridsberg


Harvesting Sugarcane on Hillsides by Francisco Lindoro
Harvesting Sugarcane on Hillsides
In collaboration with Husqvarna
Francisco Lindoro