Masters programme, 120 ECTS-credits
During the last century man has come to depend on transportation
as a social and lifestyle necessity. The world has evolved with the
desire and need to use vehicles. Cars, for instance, have become an
integral part of our culture.
Today, population growth and environmental issues are
challenging the transportation industry. New solutions to vehicles
and transport systems must be found. Innovation for mobility is
required globally. Designers have a major role to play in
developing functional, safe and ergonomic products and systems
which will include qualities that are desirable and appealing to an
increasingly intelligent and discerning group of users.
Designers have the digital tools to give an insight into the
future possibilities of transport. The advancement and availability
to powerful 3D software and rapid prototyping tools mean that
designers are able to quickly visualise future life situations
involving vehicles. At the Umeå Institute of Design, students have
the opportunity to quickly explore their design ideas and bring
them closer to reality with the help of such tools.
Our Transportation Design Programme is unique in its scope of
interest, dealing with the whole transportation design field in
cooperation with industry. Students are educated to have an open
mind on both conceptual ideas and detailed realistic design
solutions. They are encouraged to have a balanced thinking process
where form and function work together.