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A Material Database Framework to Support the Design of Shape-Changing Products

  • Marius Hölter
  • Agnese PiselliEmail author
  • Sara Colombo
  • Barbara Del Curto
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 903)

Abstract

New classes of smart materials are emerging, revolutionizing the way we design and interact with products. Their dynamic properties are changing our perception and understanding of what a material is in itself (a system), and especially what it is able to do (its performance). The use of smart materials generates new opportunities in the creation of future forms of interaction, promoting the concepts of material move, material turn, material lens, and dynamic products. This study aims to provide design students and industrial designers with information and inspiration on the topic of Shape-Changing Material Systems (SCMSs) by developing a framework for an explorative database. The integrated digital tool, implemented with a set of 25 case studies, fosters the further development of these materials, and opens up new opportunities of application in multisensory dynamic products.

Keywords

Shape-Changing Material Systems (SCMSs) Smart materials Materials database Human factors Product design 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marius Hölter
    • 1
  • Agnese Piselli
    • 2
    Email author
  • Sara Colombo
    • 3
  • Barbara Del Curto
    • 2
  1. 1.Design DepartmentPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  2. 2.Chemistry Materials and Chemical Engineering Department “Giulio Natta”, Making Materials LABPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  3. 3.MIT Design LabMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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