Dennis Pettersson
Dennis Pettersson

Dennis Pettersson

Chaired Professor
Luleå University of Technology
Industrial Design


Design methods, Design processes, Design theory


Lecturing in project coarses, examinator in design coarses, examinator for thesis works


Married, two children
Hobbies: Watercolour- and oil painting, golf, hunting and fishing, literature


Date of Birth: March 9, 1956
Place of Birth: Vänersborg, Sweden
Family: Kerstin (wife) and Matti (child) and Carl (child)


1981 Master of Fine Arts in Design, Gothenburg
1982 Research engineer, Luleå University of technology
1998 Acting professor in Industrial design, Luleå University of technology
2001 Full chair professor in Industrial design, Luleå University of technology


1983-1984 Employed at Stiftelsen Centek in Luleå as Industrial designer
1984-1997 Establisher and co-owner of the design consultancy company PDC, Produktdesignconsult AB. President of the company for more than twelve years with over three hundred design projects in industry.
Swedish award “Utmärkt Svensk Design” with the design of a Braille printer for Index AB 1992
1998 Head of division and responsible for the research, graduate and undergraduate teaching at the division. Chairman of Small business Academy at Luleå University
of Technology from 2002


Faculty examiner for 3 doctoral thesis at and Chalmers University of Technology and one at Luleå university of Technology, Faculty examiner for 2 licentiate thesis at Luleå university of Technology and one at Chalmers University of Technology. External expert to the appointment board for 9 academic positions, 4 full professorships and 5 associate professorships (Designhögskolan i Umeå 3, Chalmers University of Technology 2, Norway 2 och Karlstad University 1 and Örebro University 1). Supervisor for 3 licentiates at LTU.


Co-writer of the book “Produktutveckling- effektiva metoder för konstruktion och design” with prof. Hans Johannesson and prof. Jan-Gunnar Persson, Liber 2004, ISBN 91-47-05225-2

Co-writer of the book ”Ledning i småföretag”, Studentlitteratur 2006, ISBN91-44-04530-1

Innovator and developer of the Swedish systematic design factors evaluation tool “Designgenomgång” used by “Stiftelsen Svensk Industridesign” in hundreds of Swedish companies

Lecturer since 1984 and nominated for best teacher of the year 2001 at LTU

Seminar leader, lecturer and speaker at numerous occasions and regularly in industry and organizations in design topics

Session chairman for TMCE conference 2000 in Delft.


Some characteristic projects:
Braille printers for Index AB
Medical equipment for Gambro Engström, later Datex Engström
Caravan for Polarvagnen
Skipoles and floorball sticks for Elpex
Industrial computers for Propac AB
Safety telephones for Antenna AB, Cetronic AB
Rucksacks, tents and corporate design for Fjällräven AB
Heater for Albinpannan
Control rooms and work place design for SSAB
Car roof load carriers for Kami Athlet
Electrical wheelchairs for Boden Rehab


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Conference paper

Drivers perceptions of displayed warnings, driver information, and in-vehicle technologies' importance and placement (2008)

a cross-cultural survey
Tretten. P, Gärling. A, Pettersson. D
Paper presented at : International Conference of Traffic and Transport Psychology : 31/08/2008 - 04/09/2008
Conference paper

A new Swedish textbook on Product Development and Design (2006)

Persson. J, Johannesson. H, Pettersson. D
Part of: Proceedings of NordDesign 2006, conference, s. 317-332, Faculty of Engineering, University of Iceland, 2006
Chapter in book

Produktutveckling och design (2006)

Pettersson. D
Part of: Produktutveckling och design

Fordonshytt för sophantering och varudistribution (1985)

Winkel. J, Gard. G, Pettersson. D, Åkerlund. E