This book presents a design-led investigation into smart materials developed by chemists, physicists, materials and chemical engineers, and applied by designers to consumer products, buildings, interfaces, or textiles. Introducing a class of smart materials that move and change their shape in response to stimuli,(referred to as stimuli-responsive, morphing or kinetic materials) the book presents their characteristics, advantages, potentials, as well as the difficulties involved in their application. The book also presents a large number of case studies of products, projects, concepts, and experiments employing "materials that move", thus mapping out new design territories for these innovative materials. The case studies involve different fields of design, including product, interior, fashion, and communication design. Reflecting the growing demand for sustainable and human-centered design agendas, the book explores and reveals the role and influence of these new materials and technologies on design and human experience, and discusses how they can be used to redefine our objects and spaces so as to promote more resilient environments. The book offers an intriguing and valuable resource for design professionals, engineers, scientists and students alike.

Materials that Move. Smart Materials, Intelligent Design

M. Ferrara
2018

Abstract

This book presents a design-led investigation into smart materials developed by chemists, physicists, materials and chemical engineers, and applied by designers to consumer products, buildings, interfaces, or textiles. Introducing a class of smart materials that move and change their shape in response to stimuli,(referred to as stimuli-responsive, morphing or kinetic materials) the book presents their characteristics, advantages, potentials, as well as the difficulties involved in their application. The book also presents a large number of case studies of products, projects, concepts, and experiments employing "materials that move", thus mapping out new design territories for these innovative materials. The case studies involve different fields of design, including product, interior, fashion, and communication design. Reflecting the growing demand for sustainable and human-centered design agendas, the book explores and reveals the role and influence of these new materials and technologies on design and human experience, and discusses how they can be used to redefine our objects and spaces so as to promote more resilient environments. The book offers an intriguing and valuable resource for design professionals, engineers, scientists and students alike.
Springer Nature
978-3-319-76888-5
978-3-319-76889-2
Materials for inspiration
Smart Materials and applications
Shape Memory Materials
Ferrofluids
Kinetic materials
Design-led investigation into smart materials
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
Materials+that+Move libro.pdf

Accesso riservato

Descrizione: Libro completo
: Publisher’s version
Dimensione 8.42 MB
Formato Adobe PDF
8.42 MB Adobe PDF   Visualizza/Apri

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11311/1044702
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus ND
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 20
social impact