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Designing with Smart Textiles
Author: Sarah Kettley

ISBN: 9781472569158
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 14 July 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.0 x 21.0 x 1.5

Smart Textiles is a new field of design and engineering emerging in relation to Technical Textiles, Wearable Technology and Smart Materials. In its most basic definition, a smart textile can exhibit repeatable behaviour in response to a stimulus such as strain or temperature change. Designing with Smart Textiles is the first book to provide both a theoretical and a practical introduction to this exciting new area of innovation in fashion design and to address the huge changes that smart textiles are having on the fashion industry.

Designing with Smart Textiles debunks the new terminology being used around this subject, and asks readers to think about what 'smart' truly means. It introduces the different scales of enabling technology, and different scales of application; and explores the differences between smart textiles, wearable technology and technical textiles. It further explains the characteristics of different types of smart materials - passive, reactive and interactive textiles; and explores the relationships between skin, garments and architecture, as well as emergent areas of practice, contrasting the practice of studio ...

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