Smart Textiles Design Lab Blog at The Swedish School of Textiles

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Research outlet_www.researchoutlet.se
Research outlet_www.researchoutlet.se

Monday the 18th of December at 13.00 we will launch the Research Outlet at the Swedish School of Textiles. The research outlet is an ongoing project of the Smart Textiles Design Lab; the project aims to propose another perspective on research publishing. www.researchoutlet.se

Davis, F. and Dumitrescu, D.(2017). Knitted Heat-ActiveTextiles.In Active matter, Tibbits, S.(ed). Cambridge(MA): MIT Press, pp. 205-212.
Davis, F. and Dumitrescu, D.(2017). Knitted Heat-ActiveTextiles.In Active matter, Tibbits, S.(ed). Cambridge(MA): MIT Press, pp. 205-212.

Dumitrescu, D. and Davis, F. (2017). Knitted Heat-ActiveTextiles.In Active matter , Tibbits, S.(ed). Cambridge(MA): MIT Press, pp. 205-212. https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/active-matter

On textile printing with thermochromic inks
On textile printing with thermochromic inks

                                      This thesis describes an exploration of the principles of applying leuco dye-based inks to textile design practice. The main motivation has been to explore the design properties and potentials of leuco dye-based thermochromic inks when printed […]

Crafting butterfly lace- Conductive Multi-color sensor-Actuator Structure
Crafting butterfly lace- Conductive Multi-color sensor-Actuator Structure

Kristi Kuusk, Marjan Kooroshnia and Jussi Mikkonen The development of Butterfly Lace started and carried on as an extension of ArcinTex network workshop (Arcintex, 2014). Multi disciplinary team of researchers collaborated while situated in three countries, to realize conductive multi-color sensor-actuator structure. Over several prototyping sessions, Skype conversations and e-mail exchange, the lace is made […]

Exploring the relation between time-based textile patterns and digital environments
Exploring the relation between time-based textile patterns and digital environments

Dumitrescu, D., Kooroshnia, M, Landin, H.(2014). Exploring the relation between time-based textile patterns and digital environments. Proceedings Ambience’14, 7-9 September, Tampere Technical University, Tampere, Finland

Smart Textiles as Raw Materials for Design
Smart Textiles as Raw Materials for Design

    Dumitrescu, D., Nilsson,L., Persson, ,A., Worbin, L.,(2014). Smart textiles as raw materials for design. Proceedings Shape Shifting, Auckland, AUT, 14-16 April, Auckalnd, NZ. http://aut.researchgateway.ac.nz/handle/10292/8581

Relational Textiles:surface expressions in space design
Relational Textiles:surface expressions in space design

Dumitrescu, D. (2013). Relational Textiles:surface expressions in space design. PhD thesis. Studies in Artistic Research no. 7.Borås:The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås. http://bada.hb.se/handle/2320/12672 Relational Textiles: exhibition Knitted Forms in Movement(movie)      

Composing over time, temporal patterns – in Textile Design
Composing over time, temporal patterns - in Textile Design

ABSTRACT The work presented in this thesis is a first attempt investigating a new field, exploring the visual effects of movement using light as a continuous time-based medium. Composing over time, temporal patterns – in Textile Design is a practice based research project that investigates the following research question: What does it mean, if time […]

Stretching Loops – Exploring interactive textiles expressing Imitation for recording and replaying interactions

ABSTRACT This paper presents Stretching Loops – design examples of sensing and reactive knitted textiles able to record and replay human interaction. Placed in a room, textile tubes imitate interactions performed by a human through motor control. As an example of basic research in the context of textile interaction design research, Stretching Loops is part […]

Exploring textiles as materials for interaction design
Exploring textiles as materials for interaction design

Persson, Anna. 2013. Exploring textiles as materials for interaction design. PhD thesis. The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås.

Relational Textiles for Space Design: design methods and expressions
Relational Textiles for Space Design: design methods and expressions

Dumitrescu, Delia. 2011. Relational Textiles for Space Design: design methods and expressions. Department of Applied IT, Chalmers University of Technology and The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås.    

An interactive textile hanging: textile, spaces, and interaction

ABSTRACT This article presents three scenarios in which we explore different possibilities for interactive textile hangings, textile hangings that are knitted and attached to servomotors. We have identified a series of variables that address the relationship between the expressions of the changeable pattern, created by rotating motors, and the unchangeable textile pattern. We use these variables, combined with contextual […]

Smart Textile Design Lab PUBLICATION LIST 2011

Another year, another summary. Below you can see all publications of Smart Textile Design Lab of 2011. [1] Dumitrescu, D., Persson, A. Heat as Interactive Expressions for Knitted Structures. In Koskinen, I., Härkäsami, T., Mazé, R., Mattews, B., Joo Lee, J., (Eds.) Proceedings of Nordes’11: the 4th Nordic Design Research Conference. School of Art and […]

rhythm exercise_13in1
rhythm exercise_13in1

Abstract: The exhibit 13in1 is an example of my PhD research work which aims to answer the following research question: What does it mean to explore time and changing expression, in the form of continuous movement as an integral part of textile design? The aim is to create time-based textiles, which examine the aesthetics of […]

Light and Shadow Play – The sun as an aesthetic trigger for urban textiles
Light and Shadow Play – The sun as an aesthetic trigger for urban textiles

Abstract: The project investigates how the sun can be utilized to enhance aesthetics through textile surfaces in urban environments. The project explores the interplay of textiles as a sun-screening element within the outdoor public architectural space. What happens when we use the sun’s heat and light to trigger a light and shadow play through a textile […]

Understanding the complexity of designing dynamic textile patterns

ABSTRACT Through a smart textile design project we have identified two sets of complex issues generally relevant for design with state changing materials. Specifically, we show how the temporal dimension of smart textiles increase the complexity of traditional textile design variables such as form and colour. We also show how the composite nature of smart […]

Future Master Craftsmanship: Where We Want Electronic Textile Crafts to Go

Authors Mika Satomi Hannah Perner-Wilson Abstract: Craft, both as process and resulting artifact, implies notions of care, foresight, human skill and investment. In this paper we examine the practice of creating E-Textiles as a contemporary craft, and we ask ourselves what will become of this craft when the first fully automated machine for E-Textiles production […]

Designing with Smart Textiles: A New Research Program

Abstract: No longer is it sufficient to add ‘smart’ to textiles to secure interesting research results. We have surpassed the initial stages of explorations and testing and now need to raise the bar. We have thus specified a research program in which we investigate what it means to design with smart textiles. What can we […]

Textile Light Design

Abstract: What happens if light transforms into an integrated active part of a textile surface? The field of Smart Textiles is characterized by the use of a new generation of materials, which no longer have static expressions. They change their performance and expression in a given context through outer stimuli, introducing new dimensions in design […]

Designing Dynamic Textile Patterns
Designing Dynamic Textile Patterns

Worbin, Linda. 2010 Designing Dynamic Textile Patterns. PhD Thesis, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology and The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås.

Anxiety and trust and other expressions of interaction
Anxiety and trust and other expressions of interaction

Landin, Hanna. 2009. Anxiety and trust and other expressions of interaction. PhD Thesis, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology.

Knitted circuits …
Knitted circuits ...

Persson, Anna. 2009. Knitted circuits for visual and tactile interactive expressions. Thesis for the
degree of Licentiate of Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology and The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås.

Computational Composites
Computational Composites

Vallgårda, Anna, 2009 “Computational Composites: Understanding the Materiality of Computational Technology” PhD dissertation, IT University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen Denmark

A Material Strategy: Exploring Material Properties of Computers

Abstract: As design problems are inherently indeterminate or wicked, we have to rely on various strategies when practicing design. In this paper, we propose a material strategy that emphasizes the expressional potential of computers. We argue how computers, in principle, can be understood as a material for design and how they can be part of […]