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

Soft Sensing Structures
Soft Sensing Structures

The basic principle to construct an electric switch is to have two conductive contacts that do not touch when the switch is idle, and touch when it is activated (or the other way around). A sensor can use two contacts but produces a range of values instead of just changing from one state to another. […]

Sensor Gloves
Sensor Gloves

This project is an attempt to have e-textile sensor gloves produced in one piece on a conventional industrial knitting machine with most of the necessary sensor yarn and connections integrated into the knitting pattern. Textile sensors can be conveniently use to track body movement, but the interpretation of the sensor data is not trivial. There […]

Textile Muscles
Textile Muscles

This research is part of the project „Design, Textiles and Sustainable Development“, a joint activity of the universities of Borås and Skövde, funded by Västragötalandsregionen. Thinking about a common research theme that would equally contribute to the fields of robotics, materials research and design research, the postdoctoral researchers together came up with the idea to […]

Plant dyed color scales
Plant dyed color scales

Contemporary preconception of color within textile design is more or less seen as a static and measurable phenomena, but in this project the opposite is investigated, textile colors are crafted to be evolving over time. This practice based design research project presents a series of textile color samples that will give guidance to a number […]

A daylight reservage technique
A daylight reservage technique

  By folding and knots, plant dyed textiles are used to investigate daylight and time as central design parameters for the design of temporal textile expressions. The expected out come is  a “light reservage” technique/method for designing slow change, bye making of dynamic irreversible color and pattern expressions.         

Temporal color expressions in garments
Temporal color expressions in garments

Contemporary preconception of color within textile design is more or less seen as a static and measurable phenomena, but in this project will the opposite be investigated, textile colors are crafted to change over time. To learn more about color expectations in textiles, a series of plant dyed garments have been developed. The garments are […]

Let your body print your dress

  Let your body print your dress Fashion designer Laura Clausen is invited by the smart textile design lab from 16th to 23th of April to have collaboration with our PhD student Marjan Kooroshnia. They are working on the research project that explores different possibilities to develop clothing as interactive tools through ways of using […]

Designing Natural Fibre Reinforced Composites

Designing Natural Fibre Reinforced Composites – Part 3. Irreversible Dynamic Patterns Researcher on this project: Zuzana Šebeková A series of pattern designs for textile composite materials for interior and/or exterior use, i.e. furniture The project is part of  the doctoral thesis, which investigates the design possibilities of surface, pattern and colour design of hemp/flax visual […]

Soft Sensors and Textile Techniques

Soft Sensors and Textile Techniques The project has two aspects: One is to experiment with textile production techniques to construct soft sensors, and the other is to contextualize these sensory materials by putting them into an interactive object. The research activity is part of the project “Design, Textiles and Sustainable Development” together with Anja Lund […]

Dynamic Light Filters
Dynamic Light Filters

Dynamic Light Filters   Isabel Cabral is a textile engineering PhD student at the University of Minho in Portugal, under supervision of Professor António Pedro Souto and Professor Linda Worbin.   With a background in industrial design, her research proposes to explore smart textiles as a medium to enhance and evolve physical and immaterial dimensions, […]

Formable Knits
Formable Knits

  Rikka Talman The project focused on exploring in what way a textile´s expression could change and how these dynamic qualities affect the way the textiles are manipulated. Knitted fabrics were developed with the aim of leaving their dynamic qualities open for other designers to work further with. Three fabrics with qualities ranging from subtle […]

Open Structures
Open Structures

            Linnéa Nilsson The Open Structures project explores the transformability of 3D printed textiles, and aims to discover if some of the openness that characterizes the CAD-modelled digital form also can be become part of the printed materials qualities. The outcome so far consists of two experimental prototypes that can […]

Transferring textile design knowledge to bioplastic composites
Transferring textile design knowledge to bioplastic composites

Delia Dumitrescu Marjan Kooroshnia Riikka Townsend Linda Worbin   This project explores the design potential of bioplastic composites; we explore ways to integrate textile methods when designing bioplastics. We created full colour ranges based on conventional textile and natural dyes but we also explore methods for surface texturing based on new technologies, e.g laser cutting or 3d […]

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 […]

Smart Textiles Workshop: Hyperbody and Smart Textiles at the University of Borås
Smart Textiles Workshop: Hyperbody and Smart Textiles at the University of Borås

Hyperbody’s MSc 2 Robotic Environments+Smart Textiles Design Lab project workshop at the Swedish School of Textiles Bob Heester, Dimitra Dritsa, Esther Slagter, Marien Teeuw Delia Dumitrescu, Marjan Kooroshnia http://www.hyperbody.nl/about/news/news/tx_ttnews% 5Btt_news%5D=222&cHash=319ff339bc606f2b99c8b 731830bfd2e Hyperbody’s MSc 2 Robotic Environments projects exhibited at Science Centre and V2_ http://www.hyperbody.nl/about/news/news/ Metatopia_exhibition, Media Lab, Prado Madrid pics from the Metatopia exhibition(photo:Hyperbody)   […]

Knitted Light
Knitted Light

researcher on this project: Delia Dumitrescu An interactive textile collection to be used as a complement to glass facades. The project Knitted Light (Dumitrescu,2010) investigated the relation between the textile pattern and space transformation in relation to the dynamics of natural light as related to spatial interactions. Light knitted patterns were designed, patterns which visual […]

Dreaming vase
Dreaming vase

Dreaming vase is an object exemplifying my practice-based research project aiming to explore the creative design potential of photoluminescent pigment  in textile printing. The object is a two layer glass vase, inlaid with a printed surface-pattern that creates a two phase pattern; a pattern that can demonstrate an identical form at daylight as well as […]

Irreversibel Dynamic Textile Patterns / Plant dye
Irreversibel Dynamic Textile Patterns / Plant dye

  Colors created from the Botanical Garden Lund, Sweden 2015 Plant dyeing in the Botanical Garden, Lund, May 24, 2015  We have chosen to color with plants from the botanical garden, plants that otherwise would be become wood chips or compost. This week a horse chestnut was cut down (because of the risk of collapse), […]

Textile + Glass
Textile + Glass

Laminating textiles between layers of glass. We want to explore by design both traditional and smart textiles, in knitted and woven designs. The project investigates different spatial expressions using different dichotomies like: Diffusing – Blocking Transparent – Opaque Contrast – Shade Color – Colorless Reflective – Dull Unit – Repeat Static – Dynamic   Project […]

YOUR BALANCE
YOUR BALANCE

What could be the role of textile user interfaces in the digital age? YOUR BALANCE is an interactive, textile jewelery with the inspiration taken from insects. It is a critical design project that deals with the control through the 24/7 availability and the expectation of efficient time-use we live with today. It questions our passive […]

Sound Lab
Sound Lab

The aim of creating a sound lab at the Swedish School of Textiles is twofold: a)    to be able to do research on how the quality of a sound environment will alter depending on the placement of textile surfaces in the room. b)    to integrate sound as a design tool in the textile design education. […]

Pattern Lab
Pattern Lab

The aim of this on-going practice-based research project is to explore and discuss the relationships between textile pattern, pattern effects, spatiality, scale and surface from the perspective of textile design. This research project explore whether it is possible to describe and see aesthetic qualities and explain these aesthetic experience in relation to spatiality. To study […]

Involving the Machines
Involving the Machines

The objective of this project is to explore the combination of semi-automated machinery and handcraft processes for the production of electronic textiles. Electronic textiles (E-Textiles) are textiles that have electronic components embedded in them, or are constructed from fibers with electronic properties. We are interested in creating E-Textiles that have the ability to sense various […]