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Methods (and Madness)

Redström, Maria and Mazé, Ramia (2010) Methods (and Madness). In: IT+Textiles. (2010 reprint) Borås, Sweden: Centre for Textile Research. (2005 first edition) Helsinki: IT Press/Edita, pp. 30-45. ISBN ISBN 951-826-793-6

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Abstract

This is a chapter in a book with the overall description: In the light of the imminent arrival of ambient intelligence and smart textiles, the design of computational and textile things are rapidly converging. Substantial attention is directed towards the new technical possibilities of these new materials, but less effort seems to be put into the challenging task of re-thinking the use of textiles and computational technology as design materials on the basis of the complex mixture of traditions, perspectives, concepts and methods that result from such convergence. These challenges and opportunities inspired the IT+Textiles design research program. Trying to dissolve the distinction between technologies and design materials, we have combined textile and interaction design, textile and electrical engineering, philosophy and the behavioural sciences to find new approaches to issues of use and context, form and aesthetics, practice and theory. In this book, we describe the collection of materials, examples, methods and concepts we have developed in our investigation of this emerging design space.

Item Type:Book Section
ID Code:5477
Deposited By:Ramia Maze
Deposited On:01 Apr 2013 15:29
Last Modified:28 Apr 2015 17:33

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