Materials Experience, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0080993761
  • ISBN-13: 9780080993768
  • DDC: 620.11
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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There currently exists an abundance of materials selection advice for designers, mostly 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 product design. In Materials Experience: Contemporary Issues Connecting Materials and Product Design,  twenty four of the leading academicians and 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Foreword: Materials Experience—Fundamentals of Materials and Design.
1: Introduction to Materials Experience.
2: Touched by Materials.
3: Designing Material Experience.
4: Sensing Materials: Exploring the Building Blocks for Experiential Design.
5: Tactile Aesthetics of Materials and Design.
6: The Sound and Taste of Materials.
7: Manipulating the Material Code: The Transformation of Material Meaning in Contemporary Japanese Design.
8: The Immaterial of Materials.
9: Interview with Hella Jongerius.
10: Interview with Ece Yalim.
11: Living with Materials.
12: Materials and Social Sustainability.
13: The “Material” Side of Design for Sustainability.
14: Designing with Waste.
15: Meaningful Stuff: Toward Longer Lasting Products.
16: Toward a New Materials Aesthetic Based on Imperfection and Graceful Aging.
17: Conception and Realization of a Sustainable Materials Library.
18: Sustainable Multipurpose Materials for Design.
19: Interview with Paolo Ulian.
20: Interview with Piet Hein Eek.
21: Futures through Materials.
22: The Next Generation of Materials and Design.
23: Nanomaterials in Design.
24: Sensing and Energy Harvesting Novel Polymer Composites.
25: Biomimetic Materials.
26: Lightweight Materials, Lightweight Design?.
27: Interview with Sam Hecht.
28: Interview with Alberto Meda.
29: Proficiency in Materials.
30: Materials Driven Design.
31: Interaction between Functional and Human-Centered Attributes in Materials Selection.
32: Modeling Materials Technology and the Designers' Perceptual Span.
33: From Stiffness of Iron–Carbon Diagrams to Weakness of Sensoriality: The Manifold Designerly Ways of Developing Engineering Competencies in Materials.
34: The Concept–Context Approach to Learning Material Properties in Design(-Related) Education.
35: Materials Selection for Product Experience: New Thinking, New Tools.
36: Interview with Can Yalman.
37: Interview with Dick Powell.
38: Inspirational Resources for Materials and Design.