Material Driven Design
Materials research is constantly evolving, leading to novel, superior materials like bio-based plastics, piezoelectric textiles, and temperature sensitive polymers. The potential experiences of these unfamiliar, unusual and novel emerging materials are often challenging to envision and design for.
Given in 2016
"It will improve my working knowledge of the design research area that I am currently involved in working on and provided really useful examples to disseminate to my colleagues who are involved in teaching design."
Participant IDE Master Class
Material Driven Design (MDD) supports the design of meaningful material applications with the material as a point of departure. Designers qualify the material not only for what it is, but also for what it does, what it expresses to us, what it elicits from us, and what it makes us do. MDD helps designers structure, communicate and reflect on their actions in design for material experiences, and gain design competences in exploring, understanding, defining and mobilizing the novel material properties.
During this master class, you will:
- learn how to implement the MDD method when designing with materials;
- understand how to characterise materials technically and experientially;
- gain competence in bridging technical properties and experiential qualities of materials;
- get a feeling for the underlying reasons of our material experiences;
- gain hands-on experiences in designing with some unique emerging materials.
- Material Driven Design (MDD) Method: Four steps to meaningful material applications;
- Technical and experiential characterisation of materials;
- Hands-On sessions to tinker and design with some unique emerging materials.
Participants received "Materials Experience: Fundamentals of Materials and Design" by Elvin Karana.