Autumn term 2017
Gender Stereostypes in Media, Photo & Design - by
Where: Project Studio, UID
When: August 30th / 13.00-14.30
Tomas Gunnarsson, also known as the 'Gender Photographer', will
talk about how images, media and design that we come upon in our
everyday life contain messages about gender. They relate to our
ideas about women and men being different, sometimes informing
opinions on how a "real" woman or man should be or act, as well as
what and who is "normal" in our society. These messages often limit
not only our imagination about who we can be but also the freedom
to act and shape our own lives.
Autumn term 2016
December 7 at 14.30 in the Green Room:
Environmentally smart materials choices
- a lecture and workshop to help you put forward
smart arguments on sustainability
Björn Florman, founder of Materialbiblioteket.
• Do environmentally materials really exist?
• Making a simple life cycle analysis in your head
• What does melting points mean?
• The history of plastics and what they are made of
• Bioplastics - what are the and are they any good?
Informal group task, presentation and discussion.
Total time: three hours.
November 23 at 15.00 in the Green Room:
Post industrial design
Aditya Pawar, Heather Wiltse & Monica
Design is being called on to frame and address the societal
problems that face us and shape our lives in more responsible,
meaningful, and open ways. This means addressing complex,
large-scale challenges from climate change to dwindling planetary
resources. During this hands-on workshop we will re-think our
design practices and question what we need to be able to respond to
October 26 at 14.00 in the Green Room:
UID @ Microsoft
André Kennedy (IxD2) & Catharina Henje
During this summer vacation a team of five UIDers went to
Seattle for the Microsoft
expo to give a keynote. This was to be the finali of a
nearly five month long adventure in
co-ordination with Microsoft. What did they see, what did
they experience and what did
October 12 at 14.00 in the Green Room:
Reliable tools rely on design
Per Eriksson & Nikita Golovlev, Hultafors
A hammer is not for driving nails. A folding ruler is not for
measuring length. And a chisel is not for making beautiful dovetail
joints. Forget what you think you know about grandpa's rusty tools,
because pro's work differently. Find out how a 130 year old company
is staying profitable and relevant by relying on user research,
quality engineering, and good design.
September 28 at 13.00 in the
Prototyping Design Research Tools
Aditya Pawar & Søren Rosenbak, UID
The key proposition is that we as designers need to practice
inventive-tool-making as part of the research process itself. This
workshop invites participants to proactively prototype new design
research tools and manuals for their use. The workshop will be
hands-on and needless to say a lot of fun! All are welcome.
August 31 at 13.15 in the
Design vs Style and other Eames
Eames Demetrios, Eames
Eames Demetrios, writer, artist, Geographer-at-Large and
Director of the Eames Office. He is the author of the book An
Eames Primer, the first thematic biography of the Eameses and
also worked closely with the Barbican Gallery on the Eames
Exhibition at the Bildmuseet. He will be talking about Design
vs Style and other Eames Philosophies
Spring term 2016
April 13 at
15:00 in the Auditorium:
Seeing what your prototype is seeing
Verburg, University of Technology of Eindhoven
Understanding how your prototype perceives the world
is crucial for implementing the desired behaviour. However, sensory
data becomes harder to interpret with the increase in complexity
and interactivity. This talk will discuss novel ways of embodying
what your prototype is seeing.
March 9 at 15:00 in the
Kaitlin Kazmierowski, food policy planner
We all eat. Designing our cities with this in mind can lead
to unique public spaces, a resilient urban ecology and a means for
empowering our most vulnerable. Canadian urban planner, Kaitlin
Kazmierowski, will showcase examples of food friendly design at a
range of scales while discussing exciting projects taking root here
February 10 at 13:00 in the
Maja Hedlund and Joakim Bergbom share their intership experiences;
Atlas Copco, Cognience, Fjord and Vanmoof.
January 27 at 15:00 in the auditorium:
Chris Gruijters, To design
Taking designing with empathy to a whole new level, Chris will
talk about his experience in designing for prison, from
Fall term 2015
January 20 at 13:00 in the Blue room:
Ele Carpenter, Goldsmiths University
Ele Carpenter will introduce her curatorial research into
contemporary nuclear culture and its impact on the Anthropocene.
She will discuss the cultural implications of geologic repositories
for radioactive waste, and how artists and designers are engaging
with these ideas and future challenges. Ele Carpenter is an
Associate Curator with Arts Catslyst and Bildmuseet. She is curator
of the 'Perpetual Uncertainty' opening at Bildmuseet in November,
and editor of the forthcoming Nuclear Culture Source Book. Ele also
convenes the Nuclear Culture Research Group at Goldsmiths College
where she is Senior Lecturer in MFA Curating.
January 13 at 15:00 in the
Make a difference
Sadek, Herts Air Ambulance
Dr. Sam Sadek will talk about his
team's innovative life saving ideas and how you can help make a
December 16 at 13:00 in
Design and the sleight of hand
Lecture with Kevin Cannon from Frog
Exploring the psychology behind magic and
how it applies to design.
December 9 at 13:00 in the
Lecture with Greiner-Petter Moritz
Media reflexivity can be seen as a designerly-artistic strategy
and a form of inquiry towards media of various kinds, be it film,
interfaces, books, or furniture. It aims at revealing the latent
formats, substrates and conventions of media objects through the
very workings of the media itself. In its recursive and
self-referential manner it shifts between irony and serious
inquiry. With a range of examples from art and design the lecture
tries to explore the concept and discuss its productivity.
December 2 at 15:00 in the
The role of the designer ina world eaten by software
Lecture with David Sjunesson from
November 25 in the
What I wish I had known when graduating
Lecture with Jack Godfrey Wood and Markus
Quarta from Native
November 18 at 15:00 in
November 4 at 15:00 in the
Lecture with Random
Erik Hörstedt and Samuel Isaksson from creative collective Random
Bastards talk about branding through creative design, the
importance of understanding and being a part of your target
audience and how to make ends meet with limited resources.
October 28 at 15:00 in the
Lecture with Peter Mandahl
Responsive.org aims to develop a shared language and independent
global community that promotes and enables a fundamental shift in
our way of working and organizing. We aspire to act as the central
hub for Responsive thinkers and practitioners.
October 14 at 14:00 in the Auditorium:
The Use and Abuse of Vegetational
Lecture/Film Screening with Lorenzo Davoli
Part 2 of the BBC Documentary series All Watched Over by
Machines of Loving Grace by filmmaker Adam Curtis. The series
argues that computers have failed to liberate humanity and instead
have "distorted and simplified our view of the world around us".
Lorenzo Davoli will introduce this documentary and put it into
context of Design in the post-industrial age.
September 30 at 15:00 in the
Design at Android: People... ...And phones, and
Lecture with Paulo Coelho & Jorge
Furuya from Android Design
Android is the most widely used mobile OS around the
world. We build a platform that empowers people and supports
designers and developers to create everyday digital tools, games
Being so immersed in technology at all times is
important for us to keep the most important element - People - at
the center of our design process.
In this talk we would like to share some bits and
pieces of the process we follow at Android Design to develop our
platform, a process that involves deep user understanding supported
by user research, constantly prototyping our ideas to get the
product right to the details and interdisciplinary communication
with our engineering and product partners to build rewarding,
useful & beautiful experiences.
Paulo Coelho & Jorge Furuya from Android Design
work on Android Auto, an optimized version of Android with a safe
driving experience as our priority. Paulo is the lead UX
prototyper at Auto and Jorge is an interaction designer and UID
September 23 at 15:00 in the Auditorium:
Lecture with Marina Toeters, Designer and researcher in fashion
technology at by-wire.net
and Marloes Blaas, fashion designer at www.marloesblaas.nl
Let's not waste the power of fashion: lets innovate for a better
world. For relevant and circular textile products and a supportive
fashion system. Marina Toeters will share her insights on how she
tries to bridge the gab between the world of fashion and the one of
technology. This time she will present together with fashion
designer Marloes Blaas and possible some pre-liminairy
student-results out of the Prototyping Fashionable Interactions
September 9 at 14:30 in the Green Room:
The Transformation of the Designer's Role
Lecture with Claudia Armbrüster, Lead Designer and Kilian Kreiser,
Designer/Alumnus from the UID, from BCG Digital Ventures
Designers today are facing more challenges than they used to
just a few years ago. Tasks have become more diverse and complex,
so Designers have become more skilled and adaptable to handle new
contexts. As a result, Design is more valuable than ever before.
This lecture explores the theme based on recent examples and
demonstrates how Designer's new role is pushing boundaries.
BCG Digital Ventures is the invention and venturing subsidiary
of The Boston Consulting Group. We work with large-scale
organizations to invent, invest in, and back businesses that
transform entire categories, industries, and topics in the digital
age. Founded in 2014, BCG Digital Ventures brings together
entrepreneurs, designers, product managers, strategists,
developers, and operators located in Berlin, London, Los Angeles,
Spring term 2015
April 1, 15.00 in the Green Room
Skateable sculptures with Rich
Rich's work combines action with aesthetics,
physical pleasure with visual pleasure. Sculptures that can be
skated are placed in challenging positions; between highbrow art
and urban subculture. He focuses on the issue about the right to
public space, that is gradually being occupied by commercial and
March 11, 15.00 in the Green Room
Els Kuijpers, curator and art historian will present Jan van
Toorn's work, dutch graphic design legend. Jan van Toorn will be
there himself as well to answer questions.
February 11, 15.00 in the Blue Room
Wednesday Lecture with Kenneth Bringzén
- Humor - Materials
January 28, 15.00 in the Green
Music Tech Fest with Andrew Dubber
January 21, 15.00 in the Green Room
Wednesday Lecture with Nigel Papworth
Scary Shadows, Free Drugs, Star Wars and why George Lucas is a
Giant Twill Tin (google it)!
What is the secret of fun?
why is money sometimes the worst of things?
how can we maximise the effect of our designs?
who has the free drugs?
all will be revealed!
January 14, 15.00 in the Green Room
Crowdmaking with Michela Magas
Fall term 2014
December 3, 15.00 in the Green Room
Skogsklustret (The Forestry Technology
Cluster) with Maria Hedblom, CEO of Skogstekniska Klustret, that works with
increasing competitiveness through technological development. The
supply of skills, industrial research and collaboration between
business, society and the economy are the key task of the work. The
cluster consists of 10 companies in northern Sweden, and UID has
collaborated frequently both with individual companies, such as
Komatsu Forest, and with the Cluster over the years.
November 26, 15.00 in the Green
IxD2: Internship experiences
- Designit (Oslo, Johan)
- Philips (Eindhoven, Xia)
- IDEO (SanFrancisco, Jetti & Munich, Xia)
- LEGO (Billund, Jessica & Jetti)
- Veryday (Stockholm, Jessica)
November 12, 15.00 in the Blue Room
The inherent and growing dishonesty of pixel based
Nigel Papworth, Content designer at Interactive
An illumination of a future and growing problem with the general
publics attitude to conventional information flow, which
investigates some alternative and practical approaches that
circumvent the problem and empower the message.
November 5, 15.00 in the Green Room
Strukturdesign in Umeå
October 30, 16.00 in the Green Room
To be one of them - a lecture on preconceptions and gender in
Held by Stina Nilimaa
Wickström, Vice President Product and Design
WA WallVision Sweden AB
Formerly Head of Design Volvo Construction
October 29, 15.00 in the Green Room
How to be a small entrepeneur in design: A client case from
Bo Zolland at Zolland Design AB
October 8 2014, 15.00 in the Green Room
How to design a portfolio that works: One method,
Andreas Luescher is a Swiss architect, artist, and writer who
works on design processes in architecture and urban design from an
aesthetic, social, public policy, sustainability as well as visual
October 1, Green Room,
North Kingdom - The Creative Process,
Lara Gavina Creative strategist and Lars Alin Creative
A talk about what North Kingdom does and how they do it!
Spring term 2014
January 22, Auditorium, 15.00 Prototyping practices,
UID Guest professors Carl DiSalvo and Jamer Hunt www.drs2014.org
February 5, Green Room, 15.00 Out and about
Internships, Ignacio Fernández Mino TD2, Ayse Gökce Bor IxD2
and Siri Johansson IxD2
February 19, Green Room, 15.00 What´s going on in HUMlab?
February 26, Green Room, 15.00 Workshop with refreshments
Designing to reduce sedentary behaviour, Frida Bergman,
physiotherapist , PhD student Department of Medicine,Viktoria Wahlström ,
physiotherapist , project coordinator Everyday Exercise,
, researcher and Senior Lecturer Umeå Institute of Design,
Lecturer, School of Architecture
March 5, Green Room, 15.00 How the animals shaped
my career, Petter Hanberger, www.MinFarm.se
March 19, Green Room, 15.00 Out and about
Internships, Matt Hunt, 15.00 Out and about Internships,
Matt Hunt BMW, Kaloll Mohanty Kawasaki, William van Beek Atlas
Copco and Jules Fennis Apple.
March 26, Green Room, 15,00 Storytelling & Design
Ideas, filmmaker Mattias Löw, www.freedomfromchoice.se
April 2, Green Room, 17.00 A presentation of the Mercedes - Benz Advanced
Design studio in Como Italy, Francesca Sangalli Design
Research&Strategy and Color&Trim
April 9, Green Room, 15.00 Service Design in Practice,
Satu Miettinen and Mira Alhonsuo, University of Lapland
Fall term 2013
September 25, Green Room, 15.00 Nina Horstmann, sustainability
communication associate talks about An unsustainable
world, Part 1 of the lecture series "Designing in a world of
October 2, Green Room, 14.30 Nina Horstmann, Searching
solutuions: Looking at alternative systems and finding materials:
The value of resources., Part 2 of the lecture series
"Designing in a world of change"
October 9, Green Room, 15.00 Nina Horstmann The challenge:
The time of (design) innovation, Part 3 of the lecture series
"Designing in a world of change"
October 16, Green Room, 15.00 Out and
about: Experiences from internships. Shelagh
Mclellan IxD2: design people, IDEO, Facebook. Doris Feuerstein IxD2, IDEO. Alastair
Warren APD2, IDEO, Bosch, Ziba.
October 23, Green Room, 15.00 Ricardo Sa
Freire, UID alumnus and design strategist, Industrial
designer with a passport
October 30, Green Room 15.00, Out and about
with Demian Horst, head of UID Collaboration council and
programme director of Transportation design
November 6, Green Room, 15.00 Out and about: Experiences
from internships. Linus Persson IxD2 IDEO, Velvet. Robert
Kluit Provo APD2 Atlas Copco, Designit, Frog. Martin Edlund APD2, Zoundindustries, Designit, Harman.
November 13, Green Room, 15.00 Martin Willers, peoplepeople: Crowd funded - How to get
degree work evaluated to 20 million Swedish krona.
November 27, Green Room, 15.00 Ylva Sundin, Kvadrat: Textiles from Kvadrat;
fibers, areas of application and colour trends
December 4, Green Room, 15.00 Out and about: Maxime Dubreucq
APD2 Lunar. Dawid Dawood APD2, Husqvarna Group, Teague, Toyota
boshoku. Ayse Bor IxD2,
December 11, Green Room 13.30 Anders Breitholz Material
Spring term 2013
January 21, Green Room, 16.00. John
Thackara, Innovation starts with a meaningful
February 27, Green Room, 15.00.
Experiences from Internships
March 6, Green Room, 15.00. Turkka Keinonen,
visiting researcher at UID from the Aalto university, talks about
Wellbeing, development of new
services within the public sector.
March 13, Green Room, 13.15. Kjetil
Fallan, design historian at the University
of Oslo, talks about Alumination: Co-constructing Material
and Meaning in the Design History of Aluminium
Autumn term 2012
Auditorium, 15.00. David Sjunnesson & Adam Meyer from Tellart present The making of the Chrome
3, Green Room, 15.00. The Genius of Design part 1, video
introduced by Tony Catignani, lecturer in industrial design at
10, Auditorium 15.00. Experiences of Internships, Apurba
Pawar, Melanie Becker, Marco Peter, Salim Dogan and Simon
Fredriksson all APD2 students will share information from time at
Designit, Toyota Boschoko, Atlas Copco, IDEO, TEAMS Design and
17, Green Room 15.00. IDEO and Simon King
24, Design Protection, What's in it for you? Valea AB,
31, Metropolitan Biproducts, Jeanette Steinsland and Soren
Experiences of Internships, Lynn Bui IxD2, Rickard Stark
TD2, Sharon Williams IxD2, Miha Feus IxD2 wil share information
from time at Frog, Designit, Ford Design, IDEO, Smart Design,
VOX.IO, Daihatsu Design
Being in the World, introduced by Stoffel
Context, Beauty, Meaning, Marten de Jong, Emma Architects
Future Farmers, artists Amy Franceschini and Michael
Swaine of Futurefarmers, San Fransisco, talk about their
current project on the limits of knowledge.
Form discussions, Anna Valtonen, Jasjit Singh and Tony
Spring term 2012
February 8, Green Room, 16.30 - 17.30. Private and Public
Lighting: Robin Hedman
February 15, Blue Room, 15.00 - 16.00. How I run a small
design business: Bo Zolland, Viztech.
February 22, Red Room, 15.00 - 16.00. Experiences from
Internships: Malin Grummas APD2, Jennifer
IxD2 , Eric Leong TD2 and Nick Ross APD2
February 29, Green Room, 15.00 - 16.00.Design protection -
what's in it for you? Markus Dahlberg
March 7: Green Room, 15.00 - 16.00. Start your deisgn career
with Electrolux Design Lab: Henrik Otto, Senior Vice
President, Global Design, Electrolux
March 14: Green Room, 13.15 - 15.15. Silence in the inner
and outer space: Peter Bryngelsson
March 28: Blue Room 13.15 - 15.15. Oversight: Authentic
Change, Colour and material forecasting: Oliver Schmidt and
Autumn term 2011
September 21, Auditorium, 15.00-16.00. My life in
design: Henrik Otto, Electrolux.
September 28, Auditorium & Top PC lab, 13.00-16.00. Cadcraft: Design update -
experience digital design in practice.
October 14, Auditorium, 15.00-16.00. I sketch, therefore I
am: Martijn van de Wiel, Make it
October 26, Green Room, 15.00 - 16.00. Reflections on
Internships. Omer Haciomeroglu, Ayca Kinik Altuner, John Lee
and Cenk Aytekin all from APD2.
2 November, Auditorium, 15.00-16.00. Student Health Service
- for support and medical advice during your period of
studies: Public Health Planner Jeanette Lundberg,
Student Health Service
9 November, Auditorium, 15.00-16.00. Design Rhetorics,
Fredrik Goffhé, Formal Design
16 November, Auditorium, 13.00 - 16.00. CANCELLED
23 November, Auditorium, 15.00-16.00, Imagine All the
Raijmakers, Global Design Director Healthcare, Philips.
30 November, Green room, 15.00-16.00. The New Design for All
7 December, Green room, 14.00-15.00. What I have learned
about design in 18 years.
Christian Lindholm, Creative Innovation Officer, Fjord.
14 December, Green Room, 15.00-16.00. Information about the
master programmes at UID