A Special Issue of International Journal of Design on Alive. Active Adaptive: Experiential Knowledge and Emerging Materials has been published.
Aims & Scope
The emergence of new materials and approaches offers opportunity for achieving new material experiences in design. But as materials acquire new agency and interactional possibilities (whether algorithmic, biological or chemical), how do we work with such alive, active and adaptive materials? And as materials acquire connectivity (whether digital or organic) and thus fluctuate within more fluid situations of use and needs, how do we understand the movements, temporalities and relationships of a material in relation to other materials? This calls for different skill sets, different way of understanding and mobilizing materials in design.
Vol. 13(2) August 2019
Alive. Active. Adaptive: Experiential Knowledge and Emerging Materials
Elvin Karana, Nithikul Nimkulrat, Elisa Giaccardi, Kristina Niedderer, Jeng-Neng Fan
Radically Relational Tools: A Design Framework to Explore Materials through Embodied Processes
Bruna Beatriz Petreca, Carmem Saito, Sharon Baurley, Douglas Atkinson, Xuemei Yu, Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze
Prototyping Materials Experience: Towards a Shared Understanding of Underdeveloped Smart Material Composites
Bahareh Barati, Elvin Karana, Paul Hekkert
Behavioral Complexity as a Computational Material Strategy
Mads Hobye, Maja Fagerberg Ranten
Negotiation between the Maker and Material: Observations on Material Interactions in Felting Studio
Bilge Merve Aktas, Maarit Mäkelä
The SI is available online at http://www.ijdesign.org/index.php/IJDesign
The Special Issue is a post-conference publication of EKSIG 2017 held at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands in June 2019.