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Materials Experience
  • Author : Elvin Karana
  • Publsiher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release : 24 October 2013
  • ISBN : 0080993761
  • Pages : 400 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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There currently exists an abundance of materials selection advice for designers suited to solving technical product requirements. In contrast, a stark gap can be found in current literature that articulates the very real personal, social, cultural and economic connections between materials and the design of the material world. In Materials Experience: fundamentals of materials and design, thirty-four of the leading academicians and experts, alongside 8 professional designers, have come together for the first time to offer their expertise and insights on a number of topics common to materials and product design. The result is a very readable and varied panorama on the world of materials and product design as it currently stands. Contributions by many of the most prominent materials experts and designers in the field today, with a foreword by Mike Ashby The book is organized into 4 main themes: sustainability, user interaction, technology and selection Between chapters, you will find the results of interviews conducted with internationally known designers. These ‘designer perspectives’ will provide a ‘time out’ from the academic articles, with emphasis placed on fascinating insights, product examples and visuals


Materials Experience

Materials Experience
  • Author : Elvin Karana,Owain Pedgley,Valentina Rognoli
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release : 24 October 2013
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There currently exists an abundance of materials selection advice for designers suited to solving technical product requirements. In contrast, a stark gap can be found in current literature that articulates the very real personal, social, cultural and economic connections between materials and the design of the material world. In Materials Experience: fundamentals of materials and design, thirty-four of the leading academicians and experts, alongside 8 professional designers, have come together for the first time to offer their expertise and insights on


Materials Experience

Materials Experience
  • Author : Paul Hekkert,Elvin Karana
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 24 October 2013
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If you aim to design a particular user experience, the material properties of the object may play a decisive role in being successful. Would the lightweight car door give you the proper impression of a luxury car? And does a perfectly polished doorknob feel natural? Maybe not. Materials can feel artificial, sound reliable, and (can make a product) look ‘cool’, they can be just pleasant to touch or look at, and cause us to experience disgust, admiration or surprise. In


Materials Experience 2

Materials Experience 2
  • Author : Elvin Karana, Ph.D.,Valentina Rognoli, Ph.D.,Owain Pedgley, Ph.D.
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release : 15 November 2020
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Materials Experience 2: Expanding Territories of Materials and Design offers a broad panorama of strong theoretical concepts and illustrative case studies surrounding the unique characteristics of emerging materials. These materials provide designers with new avenues for creating meaningful and effective products. The book explores how 'emerging materials' change the way we live and experience everyday products and change the way designers work with materials. Alongside theoretical chapters, a number of illustrative cases from renowned design practitioners are presented, thus making sustainability


Materials Experience

Materials Experience
  • Author : Owain Pedgley
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 24 October 2013
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To meet the needs and desires of end users, design teams must select materials in a manner that thoughtfully balances functional and expressive product concerns. For functional concerns, materials information and selection tools of a technical nature, intended for use by engineers, are somewhat reluctantly adopted. For expressive concerns, designers usually rely on personal or company experiences, since no commercially available material selection tools exist. This chapter elaborates on the need to provide design teams – and industrial designers specifically – with


Materials Experience

Materials Experience
  • Author : Erik Tempelman
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 24 October 2013
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Lightweight design is often associated with the application of lightweight materials, but that is only part of the story. In fact, if one would reduce the one to the other, the most probable outcome will be just a very modest weight saving, gained at a very high price. This chapter aims to tell the full story of how lightweight materials fit within lightweight design, presented in the form of seven design rules. In doing so, it reveals several surprising materials


Materials Experience

Materials Experience
  • Author : Aart van Bezooyen
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 24 October 2013
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Materials are like words. The more materials you get in touch with, the more solutions you can see and express. In traditional design methodologies for product development materials are often considered at a later stage, resulting in only a few “good” materials being considered defined by the limitations of costs and manufacturing requirements. Bringing materials at the early stage of the design process makes it possible to review a bigger variety of materials and explore its qualities. Exploring materials at


Materials Experience

Materials Experience
  • Author : Hendrik N.J. Schifferstein,Lisa Wastiels
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 24 October 2013
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Materials play an important role in the sensory experience of products. The visual impression (color, gloss, pattern), tactual feeling (warmth, texture, weight), the sound (acoustical properties), smell and – when relevant - taste all depend on the material. Each material has a set of inherent material properties that affect a user's experience. Even though the senses are usually employed simultaneously, visual experience is prominent in material experience, partly because it is often the first modality to observe material characteristics. Nevertheless, the


Materials Experience

Materials Experience
  • Author : Carlo Vezzoli
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 24 October 2013
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The designer plays an important part in choosing and using materials, and in the perspective of environmental sustainability design choices should be aimed at materials causing the lowest environmental impact. This assumption, that seems almost a triviality, needs to be seen in a systemic approach: it is mandatory to refer to the life cycle of the product and to its functional unit, in other terms choosing and using materials within a product Life Cycle Design approach. Furthermore such an approach


Materials Experience

Materials Experience
  • Author : Valentina Rognoli,Elvin Karana
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 24 October 2013
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Novel materials tend to prevent all forms of change in time and acquisition of signs of aging, which may affect their ‘perfect’ aesthetic qualities. It would not be wrong to claim that technological developments, the predominance of automation processes and quality controls have led - and been driven by - a trend favoring the dominance of an aesthetic model tied to perfection in every sphere of human life: the body, the style of life, products, and their materials. Such an


Materials Experience

Materials Experience
  • Author : David Bramston,Neil Maycroft
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 24 October 2013
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Concern about the over-use of irreplaceable resources increases as the global population increases. A global divide between and within societies results in many communities living in extreme poverty. These communities are consequently forced to create many wares from waste materials, broken, and abandoned objects. Where survival needs predominate, basic objects are being produced from the waste of others. The need to create items from waste is setting an unexpected and ingenious example to more prosperous societies and one can see


Materials Experience

Materials Experience
  • Author : Hengfeng Zuo,Tony Hope,Mark Jones
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 24 October 2013
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During the user-product interaction process, tactile feeling of materials plays a vital role. This chapter starts from understanding the essence of texture beyond the visual domain, explores the perception dimensions of material textures via the sense of touch, i.e., geometrical dimension, physical-chemical dimension, emotional dimension and associative dimension. The concept and method of optimum texture design will be discussed, where the correlations between the perception dimensions and the relationships between subjective feelings and underlying physical properties or parameters of


Materials Experience

Materials Experience
  • Author : Daniel L. Schodek
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 24 October 2013
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Newly developed materials have long been a source of both inspiration and opportunity for designers. It is hard to imagine, for example, a design world without plastics—themselves once a new material. More recently, developments in carbon fiber and other technologies have made products stronger, lighter, and easier to use. User-oriented devices based on material-related developments in the electronics world—ranging from chips and storage media to interactive touch screens—have literally revolutionized social and business fabrics.


Materials Experience

Materials Experience
  • Author : Zoe Laughlin,Philip Howes
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 24 October 2013
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Here we discuss multidisciplinary work on a sensoaesthetic theory of materials, studying and unraveling the interconnected nature of how we perceive the sensorial aspects of materials in relation to core physical properties. We consider the definition of material from scientific and artistic perspectives, and describe how experiments undertaken by a multidisciplinary team within the Institute of Making worked to draw these sides together in a coherent and productive fashion. The relationship between the objects created for studying the sound and


Materials Experience

Materials Experience
  • Author : Prabhu Kandachar
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 24 October 2013
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The term “Sustainability” has evolved during the last four decades to encompass 3 major aspects: Social-, Economic-, and Environmental sustainability. During the same period, the world has focused, however, mainly on economic sustainability. Rapid economic growth has resulted in enormous material prosperity, but also in a substantial increase in environmental impacts and a rapid depletion of material resources. To provide a high quality of life for a predicted world population of nine billion in 2050, the neglected aspect: social sustainability deserves urgent


Materials Experience

Materials Experience
  • Author : Jonathan Chapman
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 24 October 2013
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This chapter will focus not so much on “what” we do as consumers, but “why” we do it, leading to a broader evolutionary and behavioral discourse on the meaning and role of objects in our lives, drawing into focus the essential relationship between our enduring need for material experiences, and the impacts this has on the natural world. This chapter examines the meaningful proxies, triggers, and metaphors embedded within material experiences, exposing alternative understandings of the immaterial culture underpinning our