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Thursday, August 25 • 15:00 - 15:25
Crossover thinking in textiles

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This presentation will propose textile thinking as a way to create crossovers between sectors, disciplines, research and practice. My idea was to present how smart textiles/wearables can learn from working/collaborating in different scales and disciplines which is the basic goal behind the H2020 ArcInTexETN research project. The scale of the body provides approaches where movement, expression and identity are key. Scale of the interior provides knowledge on the situateness of the experiences. The importance of designing in (social) context to make the use meaningful. The scale of the building allows for a more abstract approach, more specifically the use of computational/ generative design to model and generate shapes and materials. If we then combine expertise from Architecture, Fashion, Interaction Design and textile engineering the possibilities are great as well as the challenges. 

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Oscar Tomico

Researcher, Technical University Eindhoven
Dr. Oscar Tomico is Assistant Professor of the Designing Quality in Interaction Research Group, part of the Wearable Senses lab at TU Eindhoven. Current projects focus on the textile industry and involve stakeholders during the design process to create ultra-personalized smart textile... Read More →

Thursday August 25, 2016 15:00 - 15:25 CEST

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