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Designing dynamic textile patterns
University of Borås, Swedish School of Textiles.
2010 (English)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic) [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

Designing Dynamic Textile Patterns Progress in chemistry, fibres and polymers technology provides textile designers with new expressive materials, making it possible to design dynamic textile patterns, where several different expressions are inherent in the same textile, textiles that, for example, could alternate between a striped and checkered pattern. Textiles are traditionally designed and produced to keep a given, static expression during their life cycle; a striped pattern is supposed to keep its stripes. In the same way textile designers are trained to design for static expressions, where patterns and decorations are meant to last in a specific manner. However, things are changing. The textile designer now deals also with a new raw material, a dynamic textile, ready to be further designed, developed and/or programmed, depending on functional context. This transformation in practice is not an easy one for the designers. Designers need to learn how to design with these new materials and their specific qualities, to be able to develop the full expressional potential inherent in “smart textiles design”. The aim of this thesis is to display, and discuss, a methodology for designing dynamic textile patterns. So far, something that mainly has been seen in different experimental and conceptual prototypes, in artistic expressions and for commercial efforts etc. In terms of basic experimental research this thesis explores the turn in textile design practice through a series of design experiments with focus on contributing to identifying and characterizing new design variables, new design methods and new design techniques as a foundation for dynamic textile patterns.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Chalmers University of Technology , 2010.
, Doktorsavhandlingar vid Chalmers tekniska högskola. Ny serie, ISSN 0346-718X ; 3057
Keyword [en]
smart textiles, textile design, dynamic textile patterns
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Other Humanities Other Materials Engineering Other Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-3550Local ID: 2320/6283ISBN: 978-91-7385-376-7OAI: diva2:876940

Disputationen sker den 1:a juni 2010, kl. 13.00 i Textilmuseet, Druveforsvägen 8, Borås. Opponent: Senior Lecturer, Mary- Ann Hansen, Danmarks Designskole, Denmark

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