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Understanding the complexity of designing dynamic textile patterns

Through a smart textile design project we have identified
two sets of complex issues generally relevant for design
with state changing materials. Specifically, we show how
the temporal dimension of smart textiles increase the
complexity of traditional textile design variables such as
form and colour. We also show how the composite nature
of smart textiles creates a series of interdependencies that
make the design of the textile expressions additionally
complex. We discuss how these forms of complexity
provide opportunities as well as challenges for the textile
expressions, and we show how we dealt with them in

Linnéa Nilsson, Mika Satomi, Anna Vallgårda, Linda Worbin (2011): “Understanding the complexity of designing dynamic textile patterns” In Proceedings of Ambience’11, Borås, Sweden, Nov 28-30, 2011


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