Subtitled Expanding Territories of Materials and Design, this book is the follow-up to the first Materials Experience volume of 2014. The two volumes take readers on an eye-opening journey through new and critical material topics which lie at the heart of contemporary and emerging design practices. They extend existing understanding of the sensorial, affective, interpretative and performative aspects of materials experience.
Materials Experience 2 is arranged in ‘sandwich’ form, with three parts. The first and last sections comprise peer-reviewed chapters from invited authors on a variety of contemporary topics in the field of materials experience. The middle section, ‘Around The Corner’, presents short summaries of case studies – responses to an open call for doctoral students and early career researchers to disseminate their work in the book. The editors are especially pleased with the outcome here: an energetic collection of peer-reviewed case studies spanning current or recently completed research in materials and design. Case study contributors represent institutions from around the globe: Belgium, Canada, China, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Sweden, United Kingdom and USA. Collectively, these contributions provide an international view of contemporary subjects, and they also offer hints towards new directions – topics that will emerge or expand in the future.
Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi / Middle East Technical University
Politecnico di Milano
TU Delft | Industrial Design Engineering