News

  • UID Graduates - Class of '18

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    Recently, the UID graduates celebrated their accomplishments at a graduation ceremony attended by parents, relatives and friends coming to Umeå from all over the world. 

  • Spaceships and Recycling Tips at UID18 – Design Talks & Degree Show

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    The annual degree show has become a hotspot in the design world where design professionals, major international companies and media gather to spot trends in the field of industrial design. 

  • UID18 - Special Guests Announced

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    UID18 | Design Talks & Degree Show on May 31 - June 1 has confirmed the presence of special guests Stina Nilimaa Wickström, Vice President of Product Design for the Volvo Group, and Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO. 

  • Minister of Enterprise and Innovation Drops in on Students at UID

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    On March 28th, Mikael Damberg, the Swedish government minister for enterprise and innovation, paid a visit to the Umeå Institute of Design. The minister and his entourage were given a tour of the school, led by rector Johan Redström and vice rector Maria Göransdotter. The visit focused on meeting students in their working environment, as they kicked off their final projects of the spring semester.

  • 'Hi/Stories of Change Exhibition’ confronts cultural marginalization in design

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    How does design reproduce the norms and prejudices that we carry? During an exhibition at Västerbottens Museum, students of the Master's Programme in Interaction Design present different ways of incorporating diverse and marginalized cultures in design processes.

  • A Future Domestic Landscape

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    Students of the MFA Programme in Interaction Design unveil their fictional design projects portraying homes of the future. Challenged to do it differently, they went above and beyond conventional design thinking.

  • From hammer to smartphone – How are we affected by our digital things?

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    A new research project has been launched at UID, aimed at investingating how digital things are designed and connected - and what they do to us. 

  • The truth behind 'Tomten'

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    For almost thirty years, UID has had its own little Santa Claus. We spoke to its maker about the birth of 'Tomten'.

  • Björn O. Nilsson receives honorary doctorate

    Björn O. Nilsson, renowned biochemist and business executive, was presented with an honorary doctorate degree on October 21st  during Umeå University's Annual Celebration. From 2013-2016 he was a valuable member of the strategic board at the Umeå Institute of Design.

  • UID consolidates its position at the top of the world rankings

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    For the second consecutive year, Umeå Institute of Design places at the top of the two global design rankings for universities, Red Dot and iF.

  • Health Care in the Spotlight as UID Student Projects are Praised at iF Awards

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    Student projects from the Masters programme of Advanced Product Design brought home six awards at  iF's 2017 Design Talent Award.

  • UID Students Excel at IDEA's

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    Three UID alumni won prizes at the American International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA).  Learn more about projects stretching from self-sufficient solutions for the watering of the urban greenery to monitoring low-birth-weight-babies and also relieving pain potins for arborists through technical innovation.

  • UID Alumni Make Splash at Core 77 Awards

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    With three vastly different projects, ranging from health care to epidemic outbreaks to educational toys, UID alumni managed to steal the spotlight at this year's Core 77 Awards. 

  • Quick fire questions with UID graduates

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    As the UID Degree Show draws closer by the hour, students often find themselves in a whirlwind of emotions, trying to prioritize and manage their time as best they can. UID graduates Caroline Larsson, Isabel Andersson and Adam Hägg give their take on the hectic final weeks of their degree projects.

  • Kids Tell Pros What To Do

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    What kind of communication devices are needed in a world where all electronic communication is out of order? 12 ten-year-old children from Hällsbo school gave students at UID a challenging task. 

  • Parliamentary Committee on Industry and Trade Visits UID

    On May 8:th, the Parliamentary Committee on Industry and Trade visited UID. 17 politicians representing the entire Swedish political spectrum were escorted around the premises by Rector Johan Redström and Vice-Rector Maria Göransdotter. Although interested in UID's history and core values, the diverse group of parliamentarians seemed especially keen to talk to students and learn about specific projects going on at UID.