Malin Grummas have always been interested in product design so
after her three-year BA Industrial Design programme it was no
question but to continue at the Advanced Product Design Programme.
This summer she is going to Japan for a two-month internship at Toyota Boshoku.
What are you doing at Umeå Institute of Design?
I am a first-year student at APD and it is my fourth year at
Is there anything you find particularly positive about
The multicultural environment - the students and the teachers
are from many different countries and that enhances the education,
I believe. The facilities are great and the workshops give a lot of
opportunities. The staff is also very competent.
Is there anything you would like to improve at UID?
I am worried about the future tuition and the effect it will
have on the quality. Since the applicants will be fewer because of
it, then the quality will be influenced. In APD only three of us
would not have to pay the tuition...
What do you think are the reasons for the good reputation of
Umeå Institute of Design?
The programmes are really good and the students from UID forward
the reputation. The ranking has also improved the reputation
What will you be doing in ten years?
In ten years I will hopefully work at design office as a
consultant with many varied tasks for different companies.