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Vallgårda, Anna
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Dumitrescu, D., Landin, H. & Vallgårda, A. (2012). An Interactive Textile Hanging: Textile, Context, and Interaction. Studies in Material Thinking, 7
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An Interactive Textile Hanging: Textile, Context, and Interaction
2012 (English)In: Studies in Material Thinking, ISSN 1177-6234, Vol. 7Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article presents three scenarios in which we explore different possibilities for interactive textile hangings, textile hangings that are knitted and attached to servomotors. We have identified a series of variables that address the relationship between the expressions of the changeable pattern, created by rotating motors, and the unchangeable textile pattern. We use these variables, combined with contextual dichotomies, to discuss the relationships between the textile expression, the temporal expression, the place and the interactions for these scenarios.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Auckland University of Technology, 2012
Keywords
textile design, interactive surfaces, expressions of movement, space, interaction desig
National Category
Human Computer Interaction
Research subject
Textiles and Fashion (General)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-1271 (URN)2320/10685 (Local ID)2320/10685 (Archive number)2320/10685 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved
Fernaesus, Y., Vallgårda, A., John Tharakan, M. & Lundström, A. (2012). Touch and Feel Soft Hardware. In: : . Paper presented at Tangible, Embodied and Embedded Interactions - TEI'12.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Touch and Feel Soft Hardware
2012 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

With soft hardware we refer to electronic components, coatings, and shells built from materials that make them elastic, flexible, floppy and malleable. By introducing new material properties into electronic and computational contexts we expect to open new paths for designing interactive things. Building electronics with textile and other soft materials may easily degrade elements such as speed, power, and storage capacities; however, these constraints can be acceptable if not down right desirable in these new contexts. We see how sensors, actuators, computers and even battery cells made of soft materials enables us to embed them into soft shapes that in turn afford certain forms of interaction. With the term soft hardware, we also highlight the interplay between computational and physical materials in interaction designs.

Keywords
Smart Textiles, Soft hardware, Soft electronics, Textiles, Interaction design, Smart Textiles
National Category
Humanities and the Arts Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified Human Computer Interaction
Research subject
Textiles and Fashion (General)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-6789 (URN)2320/11031 (Local ID)2320/11031 (Archive number)2320/11031 (OAI)
Conference
Tangible, Embodied and Embedded Interactions - TEI'12
Note

We would like to thank our collaborators in the Wireless

Textile project, especially Linda Worbin and Kristian

Karlsson. We would also like to thank Vinnova Vinvext,

for the funding the Smart Textile research program

through which many of our included projects have been

carried out.

Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22 Last updated: 2018-01-10
Landin, H., Vallgårda, A. & Worbin, L. (2011). A Wall Hanging as an Organic Interface. Paper presented at OUI’11: Second International Workshop on Organic User Interfaces, TEI 2011, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. Paper presented at OUI’11: Second International Workshop on Organic User Interfaces, TEI 2011, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Wall Hanging as an Organic Interface
2011 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

We are developing a dynamic textile wall hanging as an interface to the atmosphere of a room. Atmospheres are elusive. An atmosphere is the result of an ongoing negotiation between the activities in the room and the expression of the material objects, the lighting, the temperature, and the boundaries of the room [4, 8]. The wall hanging will play an active part in that ongoing negotiation. The activities in the room will influence how the textile wall hanging changes structure, form, color, as well as the pace with which it happens, and the activities in the room may in turn be influenced by the expression of the wall hanging.

Keywords
Smart textiles
National Category
Other Materials Engineering Other Computer and Information Science
Research subject
Textiles and Fashion (General)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-6453 (URN)2320/7196 (Local ID)2320/7196 (Archive number)2320/7196 (OAI)
Conference
OUI’11: Second International Workshop on Organic User Interfaces, TEI 2011, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22 Last updated: 2018-01-10
Nilsson, L., Vallgårda, A. & Worbin, L. (2011). Designing with Smart Textiles: a new research program. Paper presented at Nordes'11, the 4th Nordic Design Research Conference, School of Art and Design, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland
, May 29th - 31st, 2011. Paper presented at Nordes'11, the 4th Nordic Design Research Conference, School of Art and Design, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland
, May 29th - 31st, 2011. Nordes
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Designing with Smart Textiles: a new research program
2011 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

No longer is it sufficient to add ‘smart’ to textiles to secure interesting research results. We have surpassed the initial stages of explorations and testing and now need to raise the bar. We have thus specified a research program in which we investigate what it means to design with smart textiles. What can we design with smart textiles? And how do we design with smart textiles? We now explore how these complex, often abstract, materials can enter traditional design practices and what role smart textile can play in the design of our environment. In this paper, we discuss the challenges we see at present, we outline our new research program and we qualify it through three examples of our ongoing projects: The smart textile sample collection, Dynamic textile patterns, and Bonad [tapestry]. The paper is as much an invitation to join forces, as it is a description of a maturing process within design research. We are over the first love, now what?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nordes, 2011
Keywords
smart textiles, research program, textile design, interaction design, Textile design
National Category
Art History
Research subject
Textiles and Fashion (General)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-6717 (URN)2320/10112 (Local ID)2320/10112 (Archive number)2320/10112 (OAI)
Conference
Nordes'11, the 4th Nordic Design Research Conference, School of Art and Design, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland
, May 29th - 31st, 2011
Note

We thank to Carranza, Gamlesaeter, and Redström at the

Interactive Institute for the idea to the Bonad platform

and for letting us continue to develop it. Finally, we

thank all researchers in the Smart Textile Design Lab

who are carrying out all the research within this new

program.

Sponsorship:

Vinnova Vinvext, is funding of our

overall Smart Textile program. Prototype

Factory has funded materials in all three projects discussed in this article.

Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22
Satomi, M., Nilsson, L., Vallgårda, A. & Worbin, L. (2011). Recurring Patterns.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Recurring Patterns
2011 (English)Other (Other academic) [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

What if your furniture expresses appreciation when you sit on them? Or what if they call for attention if they have been empty for too long? Textiles always change expression over time due to use and exposure to sunlight, moist, etc. The textile on these pouffes changes expressions in a dynamic interplay with their use. A bright pattern is gradually revealed when someone sits on them but hid again when they stand idle by. In other words, their patterns are recurring in both space and time.

Keywords
e-textiles, thermochromic ink, textile design
National Category
Other Humanities Materials Engineering
Research subject
Textiles and Fashion (Design)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-5356 (URN)2320/10124 (Local ID)2320/10124 (Archive number)2320/10124 (OAI)
Note

http://www.stdl.se/?p=712

Sponsorship:

smart textiles, IRE

Available from: 2015-12-17 Created: 2015-12-17 Last updated: 2016-07-14
Satomi, M., Nilsson, L., Vallgårda, A. & Worbin, L. (2011). Recurring Patterns.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Recurring Patterns
2011 (English)Other (Other academic) [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

What if your furniture expresses appreciation when you sit on them? Or what if they call for attention if they have been empty for too long? Textiles always change expression over time due to use and exposure to sunlight, moist, etc. The textile on these pouffes changes expressions in a dynamic interplay with their use. A bright pattern is gradually revealed when someone sits on them but hid again when they stand idle by. In other words, their patterns are recurring in both space and time.

Keywords
e-textiles, thermochromic ink, textile design
National Category
Other Humanities Materials Engineering
Research subject
Textiles and Fashion (Design)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-5355 (URN)2320/10217 (Local ID)2320/10217 (Archive number)2320/10217 (OAI)
Note

Sponsorship:

smart textiles, IRE

Available from: 2015-12-17 Created: 2015-12-17 Last updated: 2016-07-14
Nilsson, L., Satomi, M., Vallgårda, A. & Worbin, L. (2011). Recurring patterns: Like textile. Swedish School of Textile
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Recurring patterns: Like textile
2011 (English)Other (Other academic) [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

Two pieces of interactive furniture were exhibited in the exhibition "Like Textile" as a part of Milan design week, 12-17 of April 2011. The print on the surface of the furniture can change its expression over time, or in relation to someone touching or sitting on the surface. The prototypes were developed in a project called Recurring patterns, where we explore the process of designing dynamic patterns over time.

Place, publisher, year, pages
Swedish School of Textile, 2011
Keywords
smart textiles, dynamic textile patterns, textile design, Textile design
National Category
Materials Engineering
Research subject
Textiles and Fashion (Design)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-5346 (URN)2320/10113 (Local ID)2320/10113 (Archive number)2320/10113 (OAI)
Note

Sponsorship:

The prototypes were produced together with the furniture company Ire Möbel. Vinnova Vinvext is funding our overall Smart Textile program. Smart textile Prototype Factory have funded materials.

Available from: 2015-12-17 Created: 2015-12-17 Last updated: 2016-07-14
Nilsson, L., Satomi, M., Vallgårda, A. & Worbin, L. (2011). Recurring patterns: Stockholm furniture fair.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Recurring patterns: Stockholm furniture fair
2011 (English)Other (Other academic) [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

Two pieces of interactive furniture were exhibited at the Stokholm furniture fair, 8-12 of February 2011. The print on the surface of the furniture can change its expression over time, or in relation to someone touching or sitting on the surface. The prototypes were developed in a project called Recurring patterns, where we explore the process of designing dynamic patterns over time.

Keywords
smart textiles, thermo chromic print, dynamic patterns, Textile design
National Category
Materials Engineering
Research subject
Textiles and Fashion (Design)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-5345 (URN)2320/10144 (Local ID)2320/10144 (Archive number)2320/10144 (OAI)
Note

Sponsorship:

The prototypes were produced together with the furniture company Ire Möbel. Vinnova Vinvext is funding our overall Smart Textile program. Smart textile Prototype Factory have funded materials.

Available from: 2015-12-17 Created: 2015-12-17 Last updated: 2016-07-14
Nilsson, L., Satomi, M., Vallgårda, A. & Worbin, L. (2011). Understanding the complexity of designing dynamic textile patterns. Paper presented at Ambience'11, where art, technology and design meet, Borås Sweden, 28-30 November 2011. Paper presented at Ambience'11, where art, technology and design meet, Borås Sweden, 28-30 November 2011. CTF
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Understanding the complexity of designing dynamic textile patterns
2011 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

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 practice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
CTF, 2011
Keywords
smart textiles, textile print, thermo chromic print, dynamic patterns, material composites, complexity, design practice, design tools, Textil design
National Category
Art History
Research subject
Textiles and Fashion (General)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-6684 (URN)2320/9907 (Local ID)978-91-975576-8-9 (ISBN)2320/9907 (Archive number)2320/9907 (OAI)
Conference
Ambience'11, where art, technology and design meet, Borås Sweden, 28-30 November 2011
Note

The article is based on a practice based research project called Recurring Patterns.

Sponsorship:

Vinnova Vinväxt, Smart textile prototype factory, Ire Möbel.

Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22
Vallgårda, A. & Sokoler, T. (2010). A Material Strategy: Exploring Material Properties of Computers. International Journal of Design, 4(3), 1-14
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Material Strategy: Exploring Material Properties of Computers
2010 (English)In: International Journal of Design, ISSN 1991-3761, E-ISSN 1994-036X, Vol. 4, no 3, p. 1-14Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

As design problems are inherently indeterminate or wicked, we have to rely on various strategies when practicing design. In this paper, we propose a material strategy that emphasizes the expressional potential of computers. We argue how computers, in principle, can be understood as a material for design and how they can be part of a formgiving practice. We embark on the beginning of establishing a practical understanding of the computer as a material by articulating a number of material properties of computers. Two of these properties, computed causality and connectability, are given shape through material samples of a computational composite. The composite is in the form of a copper tile of which the computer controls the thermodynamic behavior. The material strategy proposed here which produced dramatic results is still in its infancy, but by adopting a material understanding of computers and beginning to embody the space of opportunities it unfolds, we take the first steps towards a new way of designing computational objects and architectures.

Keywords
computational composites, connectability, computed causality, design strategy, material properties, Smart materials, formgivning
National Category
Other Computer and Information Science Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-2957 (URN)2320/7294 (Local ID)2320/7294 (Archive number)2320/7294 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2018-01-10
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