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  • News

  • The truth behind 'Tomten'

    2017-12-19 umbraco.MacroEngines.DynamicXml

    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

    2017-10-19 umbraco.MacroEngines.DynamicXml

    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.

  • Stories & Projects

  • Humanizing technology

    2017-11-21 umbraco.MacroEngines.DynamicXml

    Akansha Aggarwal wants a future where technology is dictated by people's real needs. She is in her final year of the Master's Programme in Interaction Design and in about six months she will venture into the world of design, hoping to make her mark through inclusive solutions.  

  • From Tragedy to Opportunity

    2017-11-11 umbraco.MacroEngines.DynamicXml

    The story of how Ilteris Ilbasan, then a student at UID, found hope and opportunity in the aftermath of the West African Ebola epidemic in 2014.  

  • Making Design Theory

    2017-09-15 umbraco.MacroEngines.DynamicXml

    How are theories produced in design research? In his new book, Johan Redström challenges traditional conventions of theory vs practice.