A practice-led design approach to the development of E-textiles for interior spaces
In the last 20 years, engineers have developed textiles with integrated electronics (E-textiles) that can sense the environment, react to stimuli and behaviourally adapt. However, the potential of these E-textiles is yet to be fully realised. Designers lack the understanding necessary to exploit their functional properties to create ‘meaningful experiences’ (Karana et al., 2015).
What is the role of the textile designer in the innovation process for E-textiles to be used in interior spaces?
What unique knowledge and perspective does the textile designer bring to the development of E-textiles for interior spaces?
What other factors affect the development of E-textiles for interior spaces?
Supervisors and Institution(s):
Prof Tom Fisher (Nottingham Trent University)
Prof Tilak Dias (Nottingham Trent University)
Dr Katherine Townsend (Nottingham Trent University)