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Around Over Between Up…: Spatial properties as variables in textile design_PhD thesis
Around Over Between Up...: Spatial properties as variables in textile design_PhD thesis

Tonje Kristensen Johnstone, The Swedish School of Textiles Abstract With a starting point in defining space through materials, colours, planes, and surfaces, the aim of the work presented in this thesis was to explore and introduce spatial concepts as design variables in textile design. Another aim was to explore surface patterns in terms of their […]

Wearing Sound : The Foundations of Sonic Design_PhD thesis
Wearing Sound : The Foundations of Sonic Design_PhD thesis

Vidmina Stasiulyte, phd student ArcintexETN(www.arcintexetn.eu) and The Swedish School of Textiles University of Borås Abstract  Fashion is primarily a visual ontology consisting of definitions, theory and methods that are based on visual language. This research revises fashion by approaching it from a different—sonic—perspective wherein sound is considered not as a negative aspect but as a […]

On the textility of smell in spatial design_PhD thesis
On the textility of smell in spatial design_PhD thesis

Jyoti Kapur, PhD student ArcintexETN(www.arcintexetn.eu) and The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås Abstract The ocular-centric approach predominant in the field of design, particularly textile and spatial design, focuses on visual aesthetics and visually mediated interactions. Whereas the non-visual materialities of a space, such as smells, are ignored in the design process, meaning that […]

Changeability as a quality in textile design
Changeability as a quality in textile design

Riikka Talman Licentiate Thesis Abstract The tendency to wear out and change is inherent in most materials, but – aside from a few exceptions – has been considered to be undesirable by both the industry and consumers. The work presented in this licentiate thesis suggests that, due to change in some form being an inherent […]

On Textile Farming: Seeds as Material for Textile Design_Svenja Keune
On Textile Farming: Seeds as Material for Textile Design_Svenja Keune

    Presently, designing with living systems such as insects, fungi and bacteria has become an area of extended interest, proposing collaborative processes of designing and manufacturing – as a solution for symbiotic ways of living. On the scale of the interior, modern systems for interior gardening, combining both functional, e.g., food supply, purifying the […]

On textile printing with thermochromic inks
On textile printing with thermochromic inks

                                      This thesis describes an exploration of the principles of applying leuco dye-based inks to textile design practice. The main motivation has been to explore the design properties and potentials of leuco dye-based thermochromic inks when printed […]

Relational Textiles:surface expressions in space design
Relational Textiles:surface expressions in space design

Dumitrescu, D. (2013). Relational Textiles:surface expressions in space design. PhD thesis. Studies in Artistic Research no. 7.Borås:The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås. http://bada.hb.se/handle/2320/12672 Relational Textiles: exhibition Knitted Forms in Movement(movie)      

Composing over time, temporal patterns – in Textile Design
Composing over time, temporal patterns - in Textile Design

ABSTRACT The work presented in this thesis is a first attempt investigating a new field, exploring the visual effects of movement using light as a continuous time-based medium. Composing over time, temporal patterns – in Textile Design is a practice based research project that investigates the following research question: What does it mean, if time […]

Exploring textiles as materials for interaction design
Exploring textiles as materials for interaction design

Persson, Anna. 2013. Exploring textiles as materials for interaction design. PhD thesis. The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås.

Relational Textiles for Space Design: design methods and expressions
Relational Textiles for Space Design: design methods and expressions

Dumitrescu, Delia. 2011. Relational Textiles for Space Design: design methods and expressions. Department of Applied IT, Chalmers University of Technology and The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås.    

Designing Dynamic Textile Patterns
Designing Dynamic Textile Patterns

Worbin, Linda. 2010 Designing Dynamic Textile Patterns. PhD Thesis, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology and The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås.

Anxiety and trust and other expressions of interaction
Anxiety and trust and other expressions of interaction

Landin, Hanna. 2009. Anxiety and trust and other expressions of interaction. PhD Thesis, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology.

Knitted circuits …
Knitted circuits ...

Persson, Anna. 2009. Knitted circuits for visual and tactile interactive expressions. Thesis for the
degree of Licentiate of Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology and The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås.

Computational Composites
Computational Composites

Vallgårda, Anna, 2009 “Computational Composites: Understanding the Materiality of Computational Technology” PhD dissertation, IT University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen Denmark