Oscar Björk

Oscar Björk BW

Deputy Head of Department & Director of Studies
E-mail: oscar.bjork@umu.se
Phone: +46 90 786 76 93


I am an UID alumnus graduated from the Masters program in Advanced product design in 2010. I have been living in Umeå since 2004 but I am originally from Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. When I am not teaching at UID I work at Struktur Design, an agency working with industrial design.

What I do at UID

My main areas of work at UID is teaching different digital tools and tutoring during design projects in the different educations. The digital tools include 3D softwares (Rhino and Solidworks), video editing and animation (Premiere and After effects) and 2D (Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator). I am also involved as a tutor and try to help out as much as I can at the Masters program in Advanced product design .

I have a special interest in creativity and visualization and how we can mix it up with the use of different digital tools to make the process better, more efficient and more convincing. I'm also very interested in digital tools in teaching, and how we can improve the quality and speed of learning. One example is giving video lectures online for the different softwares, in order to spend more classroom time tutoring and discussing with students.

Talk to me about:

Industrial design
Digital tools
Production methods