ICS Materials. Towards a re-Interpretation of material qualities through interactive, connected, and smart materials.

PARISI, Stefano, ROGNOLI, Valentina, SPALLAZZO, Davide and PETRELLI, Daniela (2018). ICS Materials. Towards a re-Interpretation of material qualities through interactive, connected, and smart materials. In: STORNI, Cristiano, LEAHY, Keelin, MCMAHON, Muireann, LLOYD, Peter and BOHEMIA, Erik, (eds.) Proceedings of DRS 2018: Catalyst. DRS international conference series, 4 . London, Design Research Society, 1747-1761.

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Abstract

The domain of materials for design is changing under the influence of an increased technological advancement, miniaturization and democratization. Materials are becoming connected, augmented, computational, interactive, active, responsive, and dynamic. These are ICS Materials, an acronym that stands for Interactive, Connected and Smart. While labs around the world are experimenting with these new materials, there is the need to reflect on their potentials and impact on design. This paper is a first step in this direction: to interpret and describe the qualities of ICS materials, considering their experiential pattern, their expressive sensorial dimension, and their aesthetic of interaction. Through case studies, we analyse and classify these emerging ICS Materials and identified common characteristics, and challenges, e.g. the ability to change over time or their programmability by the designers and users. On that basis, we argue there is the need to reframe and redesign existing models to describe ICS materials, making their qualities emerge.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: ISSN: 2398-3132 2018 International Conference 25-28 June 2018, Limerick, Ireland
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Department of Art and Design
Depositing User: Daniela Petrelli
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2018 09:32
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2019 14:45
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/19050

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