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MATERIALS EXPERIENCE 2: EXPANDING TERRITORIES OF MATERIALS AND DESIGN.

Owain Pedgley, Valentina Rognoli, Elvin Karana (Eds.)

Abstract: Materials Experience 2: Expanding Territories of Materials and Design is the follow-up companion to Materials Experience published in 2014. Materials experience as a concept has evolved substantially and is now mobilized to incorporate new ways of thinking and designing. Through all-new peer-reviewed chapters and project write-ups, the book presents critical perspectives on new and emerging relationships between designers, materials, and artifacts. Subtitled Expanding Territories of Materials and Design, the book examines in depth the increased prevalence of material-driven design practices, as well as the changing role of materials themselves, toward active and influential agents within and outside design processes. The book is essential reading for anyone involved in materials and design, containing 11 authoritative chapters and 18 illustrated accounts of contemporary research projects and practices.

Elsevier, 2021

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STILL ALIVE: LIVINGNESS AS A MATERIAL QUALITTY IN DESIGN.

Elvin Karana

Abstract: STILL ALIVE presents the year-long journey of researchers from Material Incubator (Avans University of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology, Willem de Kooning Academy), shedding light on the practical and social aspects of designing and living with living artefacts.

Breda, Avans University of Applied Sciences, 2020. Available online.

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MATERIAL DESIGNERS: BOOSTING TALENT TOWARDS CIRCULAR ECONOMIES.

Laura Clèrries, Valentina Rognoli, Seetal Solanki, Pere Llorach (Eds.)

Abstract: MaDe Book provides a better understanding on how materials design can contribute to attain a more circular economy. It contains a compilation of expert articles and short interviews, a glossary of concepts, original resources, detailed finalists and winners’ projects and the full directory of material designers.

2021. Available online.

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ICS MATERIALS: INTERACTIVE, CONNECTED, AND SMART MATERIALS

Valentina Rognoli, Venere Ferraro (Eds.)

Abstract: This present book covers a series of outstanding reputation researchers’ contributions on the topic of ICS Materials: a new class of emerging materials with properties and qualities concerning interactivity, connectivity and intelligence. In the general framework of ICS Materials’ domain, each chapter deals with a specific aspect following the characteristic perspective of each researcher. As result, methods, tools, guidelines emerged that are relevant and applicable to several contexts such as product, interaction design, materials science and many more.

Franco Angeli, Design International, 2020. Available online.

#most cited publications

DIY MATERIALS

Valentina Rognoli, Massimo Bianchini, Stefano Maffei, Elvin Karana

Abstract: The democratization of personal fabrication technologies in parallel to the rising desire of individuals for personalizing their products offers great opportunities to experiment with advanced, distributed and shared production processes as well as design new materials. In this article, we introduce the notion of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Materials, which are created through individual or collective self-production practices, often by techniques and processes of the designer’s own invention. They can be totally new materials, modified, or further developed versions of existing materials. In order to provide an operational vocabulary to discuss DIY materials, we have collected 27 DIY material cases developed in the last five years. We group the collected cases under two main categories: (1) DIY new materials: which focus on creative material ingredients (e.g. a material made of dried, blended waste citrus peel combined with natural binders); and (2) DIY new identities for conventional materials: which focus on new production techniques, giving new expressions to existing materials (i.e. they do not necessarily contain new ingredients, such as 3D printed metal). Grounded on the commonalities of collected cases, we discuss the design opportunities, including new aesthetic impressions offered through DIY material design practices.

Journal Article. Materials & Design, 2015. Available online.

#most cited publications

MATERIAL DRIVEN DESIGN (MDD): A METHOD TO DESIGN FOR MATERIAL EXPERIENCES.

Elvin Karana, Bahar Barati, Valentina Rognoli, Anouk Zeeuw van der Laan

Abstract: Materials research constantly offers novel materials as better alternatives to convention. Functional aptness is taken for granted at the first commercial launch of a new material. Nevertheless, this alone may not be enough for its commercial success and widespread use. The ‘material’ should also elicit meaningful user experiences in and beyond its utilitarian assessment. This requires qualifying the material not only for what it is, but also for what it does, what it expresses to us, what it elicits from us, and what it makes us do. In search of a proper application through such an understanding, material scientists and industries have reached out to designers to guide the development of materials by experiential goals. However, how to design for experiences with and for a material at hand has been poorly addressed to date. In this article, we propose a method, Material Driven Design (MDD), to facilitate designing for material experiences. After explaining the theoretical foundation of the method, an illustrative case is presented—where ‘coffee waste’ is the subject of a design effort to conceive a new product concept. Finally, possible research directions are addressed to bring new insights to the effective application of the MDD method to diverse projects.

Journal Article. International Journal of Design, 2015. Available online.

#most relevant publications

MATERIALS EXPERIENCE: FUNDAMENTALS OF MATERIALS AND DESIGN.

Elvin Karana, Owain Pedgley, Valentina Rognoli (Eds.)

Abstract: There currently exists an abundance of materials selection advice for designers suited to solving technical product requirements. In contrast, a stark gap can be found in current literature that articulates the very real personal, social, cultural and economic connections between materials and the design of the material world. In Materials Experience: fundamentals of materials and design, thirty-four of the leading academicians and experts, alongside 8 professional designers, have come together for the first time to offer their expertise and insights on a number of topics common to materials and product design. The result is a very readable and varied panorama on the world of materials and product design as it currently stands.

Elsevier, 2013

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2022

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Rognoli, Valentina; Petreca, Bruna; Pollini, Barbara; Saito, Carmen

Materials biography as a tool for designers exploration of bio-based and bio-fabricated materials for the sustainable fashion industry. Journal Article Forthcoming

In: SUSTAINABILITY: SCIENCE, PRACTICE, & POLICY, Forthcoming.

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Rognoli, Valentina; Anselmi, Laura; Duarte-Poblete, Sofia-Soledad

Materiales alternativos emergentes. Un enfoque de diseño sostenible. [Alternative emerging materials. A focus on sustainable design} Journal Article

In: CUADERNOS DEL CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS EN DISEÑO Y COMUNICACIÓN. ENSAYOS, vol. 166, pp. 123-132, 2022.

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Duarte-Poblete, Sofia-Soledad; Bolzan, Patrizia; Parisi, Stefano; Rognoli, Valentina

Crafting Materials During COVID-19: The Locked-Down Material Lab. Journal Article

In: DIID, vol. 77, pp. 140-150, 2022.

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Oliviera, Pedro; Rognoli, Valentina; Holzbach, Markus

Design for New Materials and New Manufacturing Technologies Book Chapter

In: Developments in Design Research and Practice. Senses 2019. Springer Series in Design and Innovation., vol. 17, pp. 61-66, Springer, 2022.

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Jacob-Dazarola, Rubén; de-Francisco-Vela, Santiago; Rognoli, Valentina

Affective-Driven Design: Emotions, Moods and Experiences as Catalysts for Socially Meaningful Design. Journal Article

In: DISEÑA, 2022.

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Buso, Alice; McQuillan, Holly; Jansen, Kaspar; Karana, Elvin

The unfolding of textileness in animated textiles: An exploration of woven textile-forms Inproceedings

In: Proceedings of DRS, Design Research Society, 2022.

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Groutars, Eduard Georges; Risseeuw, Carmen Clarice; Ingham, Colin; Hamidjaja, Raditijo; Elkhuizen, Willemijn S.; Pont, Sylvia C.; Karana, Elvin

Flavorium: An Exploration of Flavobacteria's Living Aesthetics for Living Color Interfaces Inproceedings

In: Lampe, Cliff; Barbosa, Simone (Ed.): CHI 2022 - Proceedings of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Ässociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)", Ünited States", 2022, (2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2022 ; Conference date: 30-04-2022 Through 05-05-2022).

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Zhou, Jiwei; Barati, Bahareh; Giaccardi, Elisa; Karana, Elvin

Habitabilities of Living Artefacts: A Taxonomy of Digital Tools for Biodesign Journal Article

In: International Journal of Design, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 57–73, 2022, ISSN: 1991-3761.

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Castro, Jose Francisco Martinez; Buso, Alice; Wu, Jun; Karana, Elvin

TEX(alive): a toolkit to explore temporal expressions in shape-changing textile interfaces Inproceedings

In: DIS 2022 - Proceedings of the 2022 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference, pp. 1162–1176, Ässociation for Computing Machinery (ACM), Ünited States, 2022, (2022 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference: Digital Wellbeing, DIS 2022 ; Conference date: 13-06-2022 Through 17-06-2022).

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2021

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Pollini, Barbara; Rognoli, Valentina

Early-stage material selection based on life cycle approach: tools, obstacles and opportunities for design. Journal Article

In: SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION, 2021.

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Rognoli, Valentina; Parisi, Stefano

ICS Materiality: the phenomenon of interactive, connected and smart materials as enablers of new materials experiences. Book Chapter

In: Rognoli, Valentina; Ferraro, Venere (Ed.): ICS Materials: interactive, connected, and smart materials, pp. 111-125, Design International series. Franco Angeli. , 2021.

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Pollini, Barbara; Rognoli, Valentina

Enhancing living/non-living relationships through designed materials. Inproceedings

In: Proceedings of CEES 2021, International Conference Construction, Energy, Environment & Sustainability. Responsible Biotechnologies And Biodesign For The Built Environment., 2021, ISBN: 978-989-54499-1-0.

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Parisi, Stefano; Rognoli, Valentina

Design for ICS Materials: the development of tools and methods for the inspiration and ideation phases. Book Chapter

In: Rognoli, Valentina; Ferraro, Venere (Ed.): ICS Materials: interactive, connected, and smart materials, pp. 203-217, Design International series. Franco Angeli. , 2021.

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Rognoli, Valentina; Pollini, Barbara; Alessandrini, Luca

Design materials for the transition toward post-Anthropocene. Book Chapter

In: Camocini, Barbara; Vergani, Francesco (Ed.): FROM HUMAN-CENTERED TO MORE-THAN-HUMAN DESIGN. Exploring the transition., Franco Angeli International, 2021.

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Romani, Alessia; Rognoli, Valentina; Levi, Marinella

Design, Materials, and Extrusion-Based Additive Manufacturing in Circular Economy Contexts: From Waste to New Products. Journal Article

In: SUSTAINABILITY, 2021.

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Rognoli, Valentina; Ferraro, Venere (Ed.)

ICS Materials: interactive, connected, and smart materials. Book

Design International series. Franco Angeli. , 2021.

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Rognoli, Valentina; Ayala-Garcia, Camilo; Pollini, Barbara

DIY Recipes: Ingredients, processes & materials qualities. Book Chapter

In: Clèries, Laura; Rognoli, Valentina; Solanki, Seetal; Llorach, Pere (Ed.): Materials Designers. Boosting talent towards circular economies, pp. 27-33, 2021, ISBN: 978-84-09-24438-6.

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Rognoli, Valentina; Ayala-Garcia, Valentina Rognoli and Camilo

Defining the DIY-Materials approach. Book Chapter

In: Pedgley, Owain; Rognoli, Valentina; Karana, Elvin (Ed.): Materials Experience 2: Expanding Territories of Materials and Design, Elsevier, 2021.

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Rognoli, Valentina; Parisi, Stefano

Material Tinkering and Creativity. Book Chapter

In: Cleries, Laura; Rognoli, Valentina; Solanki, Seetal; Llorach, Pere (Ed.): Material Designers. Boosting talent towards circular economies, pp. 20-25, 2021.

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Rognoli, Valentina; Zhou, Ziyu

Material Education: New Training, New Skills. Book Chapter

In: Cleries, Laura; Rognoli, Valentina; Solanki, Seetal; Llorach, Pere (Ed.): Materials Designers. Boosting talent towards circular economies, pp. 38-42, 2021, ISBN: 978-84-09-24438-6.

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Pedgley, Owain; Rognoli, Valentina; Karana, Elvin (Ed.)

Materials Experience: Expanding Territories of Materials and Design. Book

Elsevier, 2021, ISBN: 9780128192450.

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Clèries, Laura; Rognoli, Valentina

Materials Designers: A New Design Discipline. Book Chapter

In: Clèries, Laura; Rognoli, Valentina; Solanki, Seetal; Llorach, Pere (Ed.): Materials Designers. Boosting talent towards circular economies, pp. 43-47, 2021, ISBN: 978-84-09-24438-6.

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Parisi, Stefano; Holzbach, Markus; Rognoli, Valentina

Paving the way to post-digital smart materials. Experiments on human perception of a bio-inspired cellulose-based responsive interface. Inproceedings

In: Design Culture(s), Cumulus Roma 2021, 2021.

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Clèries, Laura; Rognoli, Valentina; Solanki, Seetal; Llorach, Pere (Ed.)

Material Designers. Boosting talent towards circular economies. Book

2021, ISBN: 978-84-09-24439-3.

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Balasubramanian, Srikkanth; Yu, Kui; Meyer, Anne S.; Karana, Elvin; Aubin-Tam, Marie Eve

Bioprinting of Regenerative Photosynthetic Living Materials Journal Article

In: Ädvanced Functional Materials", vol. 31, no. 31, 2021, ISSN: 1616-301X.

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Zhou, Jiwei; Barati, Bahareh; Wu, Jun; Scherer, Diana; Karana, Elvin

Digital biofabrication to realize the potentials of plant roots for product design Journal Article

In: Bio-Design and Manufacturing, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 111–122, 2021, ISSN: 2096-5524.

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Pedgley, Öwain; Rognoli, Valentina; Karana", Elvin

Expanding territories of materials and design Book Chapter

In: Materials Experience 2, pp. 1–12, Elsevier, Netherlands, 2021.

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Barati, Bahareh; Karana, Elvin; Pont, Sylvia; Dortmont, Tim Van

Living light interfaces - an exploration of bioluminescence aesthetics Inproceedings

In: DIS 2021 - Proceedings of the 2021 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference, pp. 1215–1229, Ässociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)", Ünited States", 2021, (2021 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference: Nowhere and Everywhere, DIS 2021 ; Conference date: 28-06-2021 Through 02-07-2021).

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D'Olivo, Patrizia; Karana, Elvin

Materials Framing: A Case Study of Biodesign Companies’ Web Communications Journal Article

In: She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 403–434, 2021, ISSN: 2405-8726.

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2020

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Rognoli, Valentina

Dynamism as an emerging materials experience for ICS Material. Book Chapter

In: Ferraro, Venere; Pasold, Anke (Ed.): Emerging Materials & Technologies. New approaches in Design Teaching Methods on four exemplified areas., Franco Angeli International, 2020.

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Santulli, Carlo; Rognoli, Valentina

Material tinkering for design education on waste upcycling. Journal Article

In: DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION, 2020.

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Pollini, Barbara; Lavagna, Monica; Rognoli, Valentina

LCA-based material selection in the early stages of design: environmental benefits, tools, obstacles and opportunities. Inproceedings

In: Proceedings IX Conference of the Italian LCA Network Association, Cortina d'Ampezzo (BL)., 2020.

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Zhou, Ziyu; Rognoli, Valentina

Designing Materials and Material Designers: Research by DIY-Materials Research Group. Journal Article

In: ZHUANGSHI, 2020.

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Alarcón-Castro, Jimena; Rognoli, Valentina; Llorens-Vargas, Andrea

Diseñar para un escenario social incierto. El valor del enfoque materiales do-it-yourself y economía circular. [Designing for an uncertain social scenario. The value of do-it-yourself materials and circular economy]. Journal Article

In: Interciencia, vol. 45, núm. 6, pp. 279-285, 2020.

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Zhou, Ziyu; Rognoli, Valentina; Celi, Manuela

Features of material exploration projects emerged in design schools. Inproceedings

In: 5th Virtual International Conference on Education, Innovation and ICT, 2020.

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Alarcón, Jimena; Rognoli, Valentina; Silva, Carla; Brañes, Javiera

Educating in collaborative symbiosis or how research synergies make sense in different territories? Inproceedings

In: Proceedings of 14th annual International conference on Technology, Education and Development INTED2020, 2020.

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Karana, Elvin; Rognoli, Valentina; Jacob-Dazarola, Rubén

The Role of Design in the Development of New Materials: Interview with Elvin Karana. Journal Article

In: DISEÑA, 2020.

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Parisi, Stefano; Holzbach, Markus; Rognoli, Valentina

The hybrid dimension of Material Design: two case studies of a Do-It-Yourself approach for the development of Interactive, Connected, and Smart materials. Journal Article

In: Intelligent Human Systems Integration 2020. IHSI 2020. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 1131, 916-921. Springer., 2020.

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Rognoli, Valentina; Rausse, Elena

Emotional Engagement with Materials: Observation on Material Dialogue Between Potter and Clay. Journal Article

In: DISEÑA, 2020.

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Veelaert, Lore; Bois, Els Du; Moons, Ingrid; Karana, Elvin

Experiential characterization of materials in product design: A literature review Journal Article

In: Materials & Design, vol. 190, pp. 16, 2020, ISSN: 0264-1275.

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Karana, Elvin; Barati, Bahareh; Giaccardi, Elisa

Living artefacts: Conceptualizing livingness as a material quality in everyday artefacts Journal Article

In: International Journal of Design, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 37–53, 2020, ISSN: 1991-3761.

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2019

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Ayala-Garcia, Valentina Rognoli and Camilo

The Materials Generation. Book Chapter

In: Rampino, Lucia; Mariani, Ilaria (Ed.): Advancements in Design research. 11 PhD theses on Design as we do in POLIMI., DESIGN INTERNATIONAL. Franco Angeli., 2019.

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Zhou, Ziyu; Rognoli, Valentina

Material Education in Design: From Literature Review to Rethinking. Inproceedings

In: Proceedings of DRS Learn X Design 2019: Insider Knowledge, 2019.

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Ostuzzi, Francesca; Rognoli, Valentina

Open-ended design. Local re-appropriations through imperfection. Inproceedings

In: Designing sustainability for all - Proceedings of the 3rd LeNS World Distributed Conference, 2019.

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Parisi, Stefano; Bionda, Arianna; Ratti, Andrea; Rognoli, Valentina

Design for ICS Materials: A Tentative Methodology for Interactive, Connected, and Smart Materials Applied to Yacht Design. Journal Article

In: Intelligent Human Systems Integration 2019. IHSI 2019. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 903, 661-667. , 2019.

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Aversa, Helga; Rognoli, Valentina; Langella, Carla

Re-designing recovered materials. Case Study: Fiberglass in the nautical sector. Inproceedings

In: Designing sustainability for all - Proceedings of the 3rd LeNS World Distributed Conference, 2019.

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Parisi, Stefano; Bionda, Arianna; Ratti, Andrea; Rognoli, Valentina

The NautICS Materials workshop: teaching and learning Interactive, Connected, and Smart Materials for Yacht Design. Journal Article

In: Proceedings of DRSXLearn 2019, Fifth International Conference for Design Education Researchers “Insider Knowledge”, 9-12 July 2019, Middle East Technical University, Ankara. 565-577., 2019.

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Barati, Bahareh; Karana, Elvin

Affordances as materials potential: What design can do for materials development Journal Article

In: International Journal of Design, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 105–123, 2019, ISSN: 1991-3761.

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Karana, Elvin; Nimkulrat, Nithikul; Giaccardi, Elisa; Niedderer, Kristina; Fan, Jeng Neng

Alive. Active. Adaptive: Experiential knowledge and emerging materials Journal Article

In: International Journal of Design, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 1–5, 2019, ISSN: 1991-3761.

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Äppels, Freek V. W.; Camere, Serena; Montalti, Maurizio; Karana, Elvin; Jansen, Kaspar M. B.; Dijksterhuis, Jan; Krijgsheld, Pauline; Wösten, Han A. B.

Fabrication factors influencing mechanical, moisture- and water-related properties of mycelium-based composites Journal Article

In: Materials & Design, vol. 161, pp. 64–71, 2019, ISSN: 0264-1275.

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