Designing with Smart Textiles

Designing with Smart Textiles

by Sarah Kettley

Sarah Kettley is a researcher and tutor at Nottingham Trent University. She has been researching the intersections of craft and new technologies on the body since 2002, through collaborative practice with textile designers. She is a member of Arcintex, the network for textiles, interaction design and architecture led by the Swedish School of Textiles, Boras. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fairchild Books, 2016
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    978-1-4725-6915-8 (paperback)

    978-1-4725-6916-5 (epdf)

    978-1-4742-2225-9 (online)
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    First edition
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Designing with Smart Textiles
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If you want to understand, and be a part of, the creative revolution in materials design, then Designing with Smart Textiles is the complete toolkit you need to get started.

Beginning by introducing the terminology and key applications, the book goes on to examine the key design processes needed to develop interactive textile design concepts, with detailed projects and examples to help you apply these approaches in your own practice.

Case studies and interviews with innovative designers introduce you to different artistic and technological practices, and demonstrate how world-leading researchers are creating new technologies, yarns, fabrics, and applications. Practitioners share unique insights into their processes, and "Tech Tips" so you can build on their research in your own work.