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Dumitrescu, Delia
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Dumitrescu, D., Landin, H., Kooroshnia, M. & Talman, R. (2018). On researching and teaching Textile Design: examples from the Swedish School of Textiles (3ed.). In: Nimkurat, N., Raebild, U., Piper, A. (Ed.), Soft Landing: (pp. 72-87). Helsinki, Finland: Cumulus International Association of Universities and Collegies in Art, Design, Media
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2018 (English)In: Soft Landing / [ed] Nimkurat, N., Raebild, U., Piper, A., Helsinki, Finland: Cumulus International Association of Universities and Collegies in Art, Design, Media , 2018, 3, p. 72-87Chapter in book (Refereed) [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

Artistic research in design is relatively new compared to experimental research in the natural sciences but it has matured a great deal over the last decade. Its extensive development has brought new challenges to professional practice, and also raised questions regarding how knowledge should be imparted in academia. By examining the field of textile design, which has traditionally been taught in close synergy with professional practice, we can discern the emergence of doctoral theses that have brought not only new perspectives to textile practice but also a new role to the design educator as a researcher within the academia. One of the challenges that design education program are facing, however, relates to creating a better connection between research and education in order to continually enrich curricula with new developments in the field, so that basic knowledge and novelty can interact. By looking closely at the development of the research environment at The Swedish School of Textiles and the interaction with undergraduate and postgraduate education, this chapter describes how research has informed the development of textile design education.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Helsinki, Finland: Cumulus International Association of Universities and Collegies in Art, Design, Media, 2018 Edition: 3
Series
ISBN ; 978-952-60-0083-1
Keywords
smart textiles, teaching methods, textile design
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Research subject
Textiles and Fashion (Design)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-13983 (URN)
Projects
Smart Textiles
Funder
VINNOVA
Available from: 2018-04-17 Created: 2018-04-17 Last updated: 2018-04-18Bibliographically approved
Dumitrescu, D., Kooroshnia, M. & Landin, H. (2018). Silent colours: Designing for wellbeing using smart colours. In: Proceedings of AIC 2018 Colour & Human Comfort, Lisbon, Portugal, 25-29 September 2018.: Lisbon, Portugal 25-29 September 2018. Paper presented at Colour & Human comfort (AIC), Lisbon, Portugal, 25-29 September, 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Silent colours: Designing for wellbeing using smart colours
2018 (English)In: Proceedings of AIC 2018 Colour & Human Comfort, Lisbon, Portugal, 25-29 September 2018.: Lisbon, Portugal 25-29 September 2018, 2018Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed) [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

When used within textile printing, smart colours have expanded the design possibilities for textile patterns as relates to both motifs and, more importantly, uses. Smart colours suggest new functionalities and provide specific perceptions, reactions, and activities in terms of usage. At the same time, the need for peripheral information sources that are less intrusive than many of the everyday devices of the present has continuously been addressed to improve wellbeing, e.g. by making life more manageable and meaningful through the use of technology in everyday life. We aim to increase knowledge of the design qualities of smart colours, which is of use in relation to creating non- or less intrusive ways of displaying peripheral information. This paper focuses on the character of colour transition and discusses different colour-changing possibilities with regard to surface patterns; that is, from the perspectives of different levels of change and complexity and in relation to levels of intrusiveness and information comprehensibility. 

Keywords
Smart colours, textile structures, textile design, non-intrusive, interactive displays, wellbeing.
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15304 (URN)
Conference
Colour & Human comfort (AIC), Lisbon, Portugal, 25-29 September, 2018
Available from: 2018-11-12 Created: 2018-11-12 Last updated: 2019-01-15Bibliographically approved
Dumitrescu, D., Hörteborn (Henrysson), E., Williams, C., Zboinska, M. & Felbrich, B. (2018). Textile architecture (in)formed by wind: Design processes and tools: Workshop 9. Göteborg
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2018 (English)Other (Refereed) [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

This workshop will explore the design processes and tools related to textile architecture formed by wind. On one hand, we will focus on how the internal structure of textiles can affect their behaviour and geometric expression when in movement. On the other, we will experiment with diverse tools useful for designing such textile architecture in movement, ranging from digital simulations of aesthetic expressions and behaviours, through structural property assessment, up to physical models set in motion by moving air.

Textiles as design materials in architecture are considered formless. In tensile architecture, textiles are designed to follow a predesigned shape, with coated woven fabrics stretched until the resulting shape is virtually stiff; this to avoid deformation by wind. But what happens if we allow movement in the textile? What if wind becomes a design variable to decide upon the expression of textile architectural form? As a building material textile is starting to gain more interest in architecture. The possibility of creating seemingly endless variations of textiles with different behaviour and functionalities is very appealing from a design perspective. It is an easily transported and lightweight material and can be made from a range of different yarns, including reused textile fibres and wood, which gives it a great potential to be a sustainable choice for architecture.

The workshop will use a combination of computational tools using C++ code, Processing code and Grasshopper to investigate fabric geometry and behaviour at scales from the knitting and weaving of individual yarns to clothes and large-scale fabric structures. At the small scale we are focusing on topology and graph theory and at the large scale the interaction of fabric and wind is of prime interest. The emphasis is on geometry, physics and artistic expression of textile in motion. Participants will be given a simple source code which can be modified, even by those with little experience of programming. Throughout the workshop participants will get a basic introduction in different textile morphologies, and the possibility to explore different textile material behaviours, from the structure and geometries of the treads in the woven and knitted textile to the shapes and application in a building scale. The relationship between these scales will be explored both physically and digitally. How does the geometry of the threads affect the overall shape? Participants will work with both computer models as well as physical models, and gain an understanding for the geometry of the textile material, learn about different ways and means of simulating textile behaviour in movement and get a comparison of the challenges brought in by each type of simulation. A large-scale model will be produced during the workshop and exhibited during the conference.

Place, publisher, year, pages
Göteborg: , 2018
Keywords
textiles. patterns, physical and digital prototyping, wind simulations
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Research subject
Textiles and Fashion (Design)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15242 (URN)
Available from: 2018-10-25 Created: 2018-10-25 Last updated: 2018-11-16Bibliographically approved
Tadesse, M. G., Nierstrasz, V., Dumitrescu, D., Loghin, C., Chen, Y. & Wang, L. (2017). 3D Printing of NinjaFlex Filament onto PEDOT:PSS-CoatedTextile Fabrics for Electroluminescence Applications. Journal of Electronic Materials, 47(3), 2082-2092, Article ID 6015-6.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>3D Printing of NinjaFlex Filament onto PEDOT:PSS-CoatedTextile Fabrics for Electroluminescence Applications
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2017 (English)In: Journal of Electronic Materials, ISSN 0361-5235, E-ISSN 1543-186X, Vol. 47, no 3, p. 2082-2092, article id 6015-6Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Electroluminescence (EL) is the property of a semiconductor material pertaining to emitting light in response to an electrical current or a strong electric field. The purpose of this paper is to develop a flexible and lightweight EL device. Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) measurement was taken to observe the thermal degradation behavior of NinjaFlex. Poly (3, 4-ethylenedioxythiophene): poly (styrene sulfonic acid) (PEDOT:PSS) with ethylene glycol (EG) was coated onto polyester fabric where NinjaFlex was placed onto the coated fabric using three-dimensional (3D) printing and phosphor paste and BendLay filament were coated 3D-printed subsequently. Adhesion strength and flexibility of the 3D-printed NinjaFlex on textile fabrics were investigated. The TGA results of the NinjaFlex depicts that no weight loss was observed up to 150°C. Highly conductive with a surface resistance value of 8.5 ohms/sq., and uniform surface appearance of coated fabric were obtained as measured and observed by using four-probe and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), respectively at 60% PEDOT:PSS. The results of the adhesion test showed that peel strengths of 4160, 3840 N/m were recorded for polyester and cotton specimens, respectively. No weight loss was recorded following three washing cycles of NinjaFlex. The bending lengths were increased by only a factor of 0.082 and 0.577 for polyester and cotton samples at 0.1 mm thickness, respectively; which remains sufficiently flexible to be integrated into textiles. The prototype device emitted light with a 12 V alternating current (AC) power supply. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2017
Keywords
NinjaFlex, adhesion test, 3D printing, electroluminescence, TGA, emitter
National Category
Materials Engineering
Research subject
Textiles and Fashion (General)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-13282 (URN)10.1007/s11664-017-6015-6 (DOI)000424341700039 ()2-s2.0-85038380662 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Quality inspection and evaluation of functional or smart textile fabric surface by skin contact mechanics.
Available from: 2017-12-26 Created: 2017-12-26 Last updated: 2018-11-22Bibliographically approved
(2017). Exhibition on on-going research, experimental work and prototypes in textile design from the Smart Textiles Design Lab at Techtextil 2017 in Frankfurt on 9-12th May 2017.
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2017 (English)Artistic output (Unrefereed)
National Category
Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-12489 (URN)
Funder
VINNOVA
Available from: 2017-08-23 Created: 2017-08-23 Last updated: 2019-02-13Bibliographically approved
Dumitrescu, D. & Davis, F. (2017). Knitted Heat-Active Textiles: Pixelated Reveal and the Radiant Daisy. In: Skylar Tibbits (Ed.), Active Matter: (pp. 205-212). Cambridge (MA): MIT Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Knitted Heat-Active Textiles: Pixelated Reveal and the Radiant Daisy
2017 (English)In: Active Matter / [ed] Skylar Tibbits, Cambridge (MA): MIT Press, 2017, p. 205-212Chapter in book (Refereed) [Artistic work]
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge (MA): MIT Press, 2017
Keywords
smart textiles, knitting, architectural design
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Research subject
Textiles and Fashion (Design)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-12820 (URN)978-0-262-03680-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-10-09 Created: 2017-10-09 Last updated: 2017-12-15Bibliographically approved
(2017). Smart Textiles design: advancement of methods and expressions at MoOD and Indigo 17. Tour & Taxis, Brussels
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2017 (English)Artistic output (Unrefereed)
Place, publisher, year, pages
Tour & Taxis, Brussels: , 2017
Keywords
smart textiles, design methods
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Research subject
Textiles and Fashion (Design)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-12838 (URN)
Projects
Smart Textiles
Funder
VINNOVA
Available from: 2017-10-11 Created: 2017-10-11 Last updated: 2018-01-16Bibliographically approved
Dumitrescu, D. (2016). Time-based matter: suggesting new variables for space design. In: : . Paper presented at CAADence in Architecture, Budapest, Hungary, June 16-17, 2016. Budapest
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Time-based matter: suggesting new variables for space design
2016 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed) [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

Presently, digitalisation has moved beyond a desktop paradigm to one of ubiquitous computing; by introducing new possibilities and dynamic materials to various design fields, e.g. product design and architecture, it allows future spaces to be envisioned. Prior to being incorporated in the housing of the future, however, the hybrid character of computational materials raises questions with regard to the development of the appropriate design methods to allow them to be used in the production of space. Thus, merging physical and digital attributes in the material design process and expression not only enables a better understanding of materials through design, but also requires a cross-disciplinary methodology to be articulated in order to allow different perspectives on e.g. material, interaction, and architecture to interweave in the design process. Based on a practice-based research methodology, this paper proposes a cross-disciplinary framework where the notion of temporal scalability – enabled by the character of computation as a design material – is discussed in relation to form and material in architecture. The framework is illustrated by two different design examples, Repetition and Tactile Glow, and the methods behind their creation – merging time, material, and surface aesthetics – are discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Budapest: , 2016
Keywords
temporality, surface design, collaborative methods
National Category
Architecture
Research subject
Textiles and Fashion (Design)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-10005 (URN)000390842900027 ()
Conference
CAADence in Architecture, Budapest, Hungary, June 16-17, 2016
Funder
VINNOVA
Available from: 2016-06-14 Created: 2016-06-14 Last updated: 2018-11-30Bibliographically approved
Dumitrescu, D., Kooroshnia, M. & Landin, H. (2015). Textrunium. Metabody, MediaLab, Prado, Madrid
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2015 (English)Other, Exhibition catalogue (Refereed) [Artistic work]
Place, publisher, year, pages
Metabody, MediaLab, Prado, Madrid: , 2015
Keywords
smart textiles, interactive architecture, photoluminescent and thermochromic print, conductive knits, generative geometry
National Category
Arts
Research subject
Textiles and Fashion (Design)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-3320 (URN)
Projects
Kropp och rum
Funder
Swedish Research CouncilVINNOVA
Note

image courtesy of Hyperbody.

Available from: 2015-11-24 Created: 2015-11-24 Last updated: 2017-03-20
Dumitrescu, D. & Davis, F. (2015). What and When Is the Textile? Extending the Reach of Computation through Textile Expression. In: Martens, B, Wurzer, G, Grasl T, Lorenz, WE and Schaffranek, R (Ed.), Real Time - Proceedings of the 33rd eCAADe Conference - Volume 2: . Paper presented at eCAADe Conference, Vienna, September 16-18, 2015. (pp. 417-426). Vienna, Austria: Vienna University of Technology, 2
Open this publication in new window or tab >>What and When Is the Textile? Extending the Reach of Computation through Textile Expression
2015 (English)In: Real Time - Proceedings of the 33rd eCAADe Conference - Volume 2 / [ed] Martens, B, Wurzer, G, Grasl T, Lorenz, WE and Schaffranek, R, Vienna, Austria: Vienna University of Technology , 2015, Vol. 2, p. 417-426Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed) [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

The authors of this article argue for 'making time appear' in computational materials and objects so that it can be used to help people become aware of their relation to their environments. [Hallnäs & Redström 2001] As more computational and responsive materials come into play when designing architectural spaces designers might consider opening up the dimension of time to 'make time appear' rather than disappear. [Hallnäs & Redström 2001] Computational materials are materials which transform expression and respond to inputs read by computer programs. Making time appear can have many uses particularly in applications where people can be helped by the awareness of unfolding of time, where the temporality is linked to transformative body experience rather than project efficiency or collapsing distance. If architects, designers, engineers and others could begin to consider and use time as a way to promote reflection then it would be possible to design materials which could expand human thinking through the material itself.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Vienna, Austria: Vienna University of Technology, 2015
Keywords
smart textiles, interactive architecture, practice-based research
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
Textiles and Fashion (Design)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-3318 (URN)
Conference
eCAADe Conference, Vienna, September 16-18, 2015.
Projects
Patterning by heat
Funder
VINNOVASwedish Research Council
Available from: 2015-11-24 Created: 2015-11-24 Last updated: 2018-03-27Bibliographically approved
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