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  • News

  • UID18 - Special Guests Announced

    2018-04-19 umbraco.MacroEngines.DynamicXml

    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

    2018-03-28 umbraco.MacroEngines.DynamicXml

    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

    2018-03-20 umbraco.MacroEngines.DynamicXml

    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.

  • Stories & Projects

  • Life at UID, and beyond

    2018-02-20 umbraco.MacroEngines.DynamicXml

    Six months into the MFA Programme in Interaction Design, Carolyn Wegner has immersed herself in Swedish nature and culture alike. Follow her journey at UID, and beyond, on her blog.

  • 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.