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Lewis, E. (2019). Electroluminescent Textiles. Netherlands: Materia Library
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Electroluminescent Textiles
2019 (English)Other, Exhibition catalogue (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) [Artistic work]
Place, publisher, year, pages
Netherlands: Materia Library, 2019
Keywords
textile printing, methods, colour theory, textile design, electronic textiles, smart textiles, electroluminescence
National Category
Design
Research subject
Textiles and Fashion (Design)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-22665 (URN)
Available from: 2020-01-23 Created: 2020-01-23 Last updated: 2020-01-23Bibliographically approved
Lewis, E. (2018). Design Potentials of Magnetic Yarns. In: : 8th European Conference on Protective Clothing, May 7-9, Porto, Portugal. Paper presented at 8th European Conference on Protective Clothing, Porto, May 7-9, 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Design Potentials of Magnetic Yarns
2018 (English)In: : 8th European Conference on Protective Clothing, May 7-9, Porto, Portugal, 2018Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Introduction

Magnetism holds a strong potential as a design material due to the array of possible expressions based on its fundamental behaviours of attraction and repulsion. The magnetic phenomenon presents itself simultaneously as visual and non-visual material through its quality of being imperceptible under certain conditions until manifested in some way, such as physical interaction or electronic control. This balancing of physical constants, material and immaterial considerations of magnetic phenomenon, become a rich site for exploration and experimentation when combined with the immense variables available in textile design such as yarn attributes (yarn number, yarn twist, fiber composition) and textile structure (woven, non-woven, knit, twisted and interlaced). Therefore, the use of magnetism as a design material holds a strong potential for dynamic and responsive textile expressions when used in composition with one another. While the discourse surrounding the material-immaterial relationship is active and present across various design disciplines [1,2,3], the representation of magnetic phenomenon as a design material remains underrepresented in the field of textile design. This experiment illustrates a method of creating yarns that are responsive to magnetic fields through a process of hand-painting natural, synthetic, and combination yarns with a widely-available ferromagnetic solution. The result is a reference catalogue of yarns exhibiting design potentials for textile-based magnetic interactions.

Experiment

This poster presentation describes a method of creating yarns that are responsive to magnetic fields through a process of hand-painting natural, synthetic, and combination yarns with a widely-available ferromagnetic solution. The yarns measure 10 cm in length and are grouped in bundles to form tassels. They are anchored to a fixed structure at a central point from which all movement arises. A magnetic field is applied to the yarns through the use of permanent- and electro-magnets. These painted yarns exhibit a unique variety of behaviours and characteristics ranging from lifting/dropping, expansion/compression, splaying, and fluctuating movements, as well as the yarn’s ability to hold structural form. These expressions are based on the yarn variants of fiber composition, weight, twist, flexibility, absorption ability, and evenness of absorption.

Results

This experiment results in a catalogue of natural and synthetic yarn attributes pre- and post- ferritic treatment, which identities their magnetic and behavioural abilities. The results suggest design potentials to be further explored through textile construction methods such as weaving and knitting.

Figure 1. Magnetic yarns in a woven textile construction.

Acknowledgement

This research is supported by the Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås, Sweden

References

  1. Wiberg, M. (2014). Methodology for materiality: Interaction design research through a material lens. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 18(3), 625-636.
  2. Dunne, Anthony. (2006). Hertzian Tales: Electronic Products, Aesthetic Experience, and Critical Design (Rev. ed.]. ed.). MIT Press.
  3. Kwon, H., Kim, H., & Lee, W. (2014). Intangibles wear materiality via material composition. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 18(3), 651-669.

 

Keywords
textile design, magnetism, magnetics, electromagnetism, yarn, material, immaterial, non-visual, artistic research, practice-based design
National Category
Design
Research subject
Textiles and Fashion (Design)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-14156 (URN)
Conference
8th European Conference on Protective Clothing, Porto, May 7-9, 2018
Available from: 2018-05-14 Created: 2018-05-14 Last updated: 2018-07-04Bibliographically approved
Lewis, E. (Ed.). (2018). Kinetic Body Extensions for Social Interactions. Paper presented at Tangible Embedded Interactions Conference 2018, Stockholm Sweden, March 18-21, 2018. ACM Digital Library
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kinetic Body Extensions for Social Interactions
2018 (English)Conference proceedings (editor) (Refereed) [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

This studio invites participants to explore ways of extending physical expressivity through a combined use of wearable electronics and structural textile design. Participants are introduced to an electronics and material prototyping method developed by Social Body Lab for constructing kinetic textile body extensions intended for use in social interactions. Participants will learn to use a servo motor in combination with folded and pleated paper, textiles, and structural materials to create a kinetic wearable module that can expand and contract in form. These kinetic modules can vary in size, form, complexity, and placement on the body, depending on the intended application. Pressure, flexion, ambient light, and electromyography (EMG) are sensors that will be explored as possible triggers for these modules using body movements and gestures. Through prototyping, testing, wearing, and group discussion, participants will explore ways in which their kinetic body extensions can amplify, extend, or subvert existing body language.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ACM Digital Library, 2018. p. 4
Keywords
wearables; body language; kinetic textiles; electromyography sensors; body augmentation
National Category
Design
Research subject
Textiles and Fashion (Design)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-14158 (URN)10.1145/3173225.3173333 (DOI)978-1-4503-5568-1 (ISBN)
Conference
Tangible Embedded Interactions Conference 2018, Stockholm Sweden, March 18-21, 2018
Note

ScopusID: 2-s2.0-85046632212

Available from: 2018-05-14 Created: 2018-05-14 Last updated: 2018-11-30Bibliographically approved
Lewis, E. (2018). Magnetic Textiles: Exploring the Non-Visual in Textile Design.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Magnetic Textiles: Exploring the Non-Visual in Textile Design
2018 (English)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

Form and Materials 2

 

Magnetic Textiles: Exploring the Non-Visual in Textile Design

Instructor: Erin Lewis

 

This workshop will explore the design possibilities of magnetic phenomenon in textile design. Magnetic phenomenon holds the quality of being imperceptible until manifested in some way, such as through physical interaction. This phenomenon presents itself as a non-visual material, and, paradoxically, as a physical material to be utilized in design. The inclusion of magnetic threads in textile constructions allow for hidden attributes to be expressed, for example through kinetic behaviours and haptic feedback, which thereby enhance the dimensions of design available to us. This area of non-visual material exploration becomes particularly rich when combined with the variables specific to textile design such as yarn compositions, structure, and texture.

 

In this workshop students will work with magnetic and non-magnetic threads, wires, or yarns, to create a series of magnetic textile design samples using one or more textile construction technique(s) of their choosing (e.g. knitting, crochet, weaving, etc.). Students will design textiles that emit sound waves or electromagnetic radiation, or that are kinetically actuated through the use of neodymium magnets. Students will have both independent and supported work periods. Samples will be presented on the last day of the workshop in a group critique format.

Keywords
textile design, design, magnetics, magnetism, electromagnetism, interaction design, textile speakers, kinetics, artistic research, practice-based research, design research
National Category
Design
Research subject
Textiles and Fashion (Design)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-14157 (URN)
Available from: 2018-05-14 Created: 2018-05-14 Last updated: 2018-06-21Bibliographically approved
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-9490-5828

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