The research at the Department of Design is focused on how design can contribute to ecological and social sustainability.

We also examine how design methodology needs to be developed to meet increasingly complex challenges and how visual communication can create new perspectives. The projects are rooted in the surrounding community and are often carried out in multidisciplinary groups.

Ongoing Research Projects

DEVA Technicus

Mid Sweden University will create a study object in collaboration with Technichus for comparative studies of the design of indoor environments.

DEVA Timrå high school

Poor indoor environment in elementary schools in Sweden seems to be a problem in many municipalities. DEVA is a concept that aims to explore design alternatives and develop the opportunities to...


In a sustainable world, we need to change our food industry and find alternative ways of producing, consuming and communicating food.