Industrial Design

Organisational unit: Division


Design means more than assigning superficial qualities to things. Industrial design deals with the conception, development and design of industrially manufactured objects.


Industrial design research aims at developing scientifically based knowledge, tools, methods and processes for use in the professional work of the industrial designer. Further, industrial design research shall give a deepened insight in the holistic creation of products from a life cycle perspective, as well as into the relation between people and products´ functional and emotional qualities. Consumer products are important research applications. Other fields of research are design management, innovation management, trend forecasting and analysis as well as industrial design history.

Recent research outputs

Elin Olander, Charlotte Asbjørn Sörensen, Enes Musa, Sara Andersson & Marielle Sterner, 2020 Sep 10, The Value of Design & Engineering Education in a Knowledge Age: Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE 2020). Buck, L., Bohemia, E. & Grierson, H. (eds.). Design Society, 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

Johanna Persson, Gudbjörg Erlingsdottir, Gerd Johansson, Lotta Löfqvist & Elin Olander, 2019, Hemsjukvård: Olika perspektiv på trygg och säker vård. Ekstedt, M. & Flink, M. (eds.). Liber

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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