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Robert Hagenstrom

MA work

I pursued vehicle design expecting to improve my styling skills. However, I found that it’s not what the industry needs. There are many problems unsolved, and I used that as inspiration for all my projects. Is it possible to design something you wouldn’t want to own, but still want to use? And how do you profit from that? It still hurts just as much to get run over by an electric car; why can’t we change that? We humans manage crowding without complex infrastructure. Isn’t it time for the car to do the same?


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Vehicle Design, 2011

  • I pursued vehicle design expecting to improve my styling skills. However, I found that it’s not what the industry needs. There are many problems unsolved, and I used that as inspiration for all my projects. Is it possible to design something you wouldn’t want to own, but still want to use? And how do you profit from that? It still hurts just as much to get run over by an electric car; why can’t we change that? We humans manage crowding without complex infrastructure. Isn’t it time for the car to do the same?


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Product Design, Kalmar University, Sweden, 2007; Graduate Diploma, Computer Science Studies, Mälardalens University, Sweden, 2003
  • Experience

  • Designer, Addiva, Västerås, Sweden, 2008; Freelance designer, Playsam, Kalmar, Sweden, 2007-present; Interface designer, ABB Robotics AB, Västerås, Sweden, 2004
  • Exhibitions

  • Sense and the City, London Transport Museum, London, 2011; Funk/Monster, Stockholm Furniture Fair, Stockholm, Sweden, 2007