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Demonstrating color transistions of leuco dye-based thermochromic inks as a teaching approach in textile and fashion design
University of Borås, Swedish School of Textiles.
2013 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Sustainable development
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Abstract [en]

Although there are a lot of interest concerning the use of leuco dye-based thermochromic inks in Textile and Fashion Design, there is still a lack of teaching approach to help students arrive at a better understanding of the color transitions of leuco dye thermochromic inks. This paper aims to share a systematic approach for teaching the behavior of leuco dye-based thermochromic inks to students in Textile and Fashion Design. Printed color-swatches and exercises were used as the central part of the approach. Through the approach it was described what printed color-swatches were and how to use them effectively to make color transitions understandable. The approach has been applied in several workshops at both Bachelor and Master level. The samples made by the students in the exercises clearly revealed that the approach created opportunities for students to craft an understanding of using leuco dye thermochromic inks through experimentation and individual exploration. Ultimately, this approach plays a fundamental role in the design process, the creation and the development of dynamic patterns.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nordic Design Research Conference 2013, Copenhagen-Malmö , 2013.
Keyword [en]
leuco dye-based thermochromic inks, textile and fashion design, teachnig approach, dynamic pattern, teachnig, smart textile, textile and fashion design
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Other Humanities
Research subject
Textiles and Fashion (General)
URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-6998Local ID: 2320/12511OAI: diva2:887705
Nordic Design Research Conference 2013

Farhang Alemzadeh for photo-shooting, the students at the Bachelor in Textile Design program, and the students at the Master in Textile and Fashion program.


the work presented here was in part funded by the Smart Textiles initiative

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