DOI

The emergence of smart materials has urged design education to keep up and take part in introducing them to design students. There has been a great deal of work on teaching conventional materials like wood, metal and polymers in product design. Yet when it comes to learning smart materials, the sources are very limited. Our research group in Delft University of Technology has initiated a number of projects, particularly focusing on understanding technical and experiential characteristics of smart materials as materials of design. Our mission is to communicate smart material qualities through pre-design tinkering activities and functional demonstrators, which also serve as a source for inspiration. In this paper, we explain our approach through an example case on electroluminescent materials.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTEI'16 Proceedings of the TEI'16
Subtitle of host publicationTenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Internaction
EditorsMendel Broekhuijsen
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages386-391
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-3582-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventTEI'16 The Tenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 14 Feb 201617 Feb 2016

Conference

ConferenceTEI'16 The Tenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction
CountryNetherlands
CityEindhoven
Period14/02/1617/02/16

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