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#newest publications

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

ALL PUBLICATIONS

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2019

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Barati, Bahareh; Karana, Elvin; Hekkert, Paul

Prototyping materials experience: Towards a shared understanding of underdeveloped smart material composites Journal Article

In: International Journal of Design, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 21–38, 2019, ISSN: 1991-3761.

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2018

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

Educating designers through Materials Club. Inproceedings

In: Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’18)., 2018.

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Rognoli, Valentina; Celi, Manuela

I materiali dopo la modernità: visioni distopiche di futuro come un innesco per nuove esperienze materiche. [Materials after modernity: dystopian glances of the future as an inspiration for new material experiences] Journal Article

In: DIID: DISEGNO INDUSTRIALE INDUSTRIAL DESIGN., 2018.

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Ayala-Garcia, Valentina Rognoli and Camilo

Materia emocional. Los materiales en nuestra relación emocional con los objetos. [Emotional Matter. Materials in our emotional relationship with objects]. Journal Article

In: RCHD: CREACIÓN Y PENSAMIENTO., 2018.

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Parisi, Stefano; Rognoli, Valentina; Spallazzo, Davide; Petrelli, Daniela

ICS Materials: Towards a Re-Interpretation of Material Qualities Through Interactive, Connected, and Smart Materials. Inproceedings

In: Proceedings of DRS 2018 – Catalyst of Change. University of Limerick, Ireland, 25-28/05/2018. 1747-1761. , 2018.

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Parisi, Stefano; Spallazzo, Davide; Ferraro, Venere; Ferrara, Marinella; Ceconello, Mauro; Ayala-Garcia, Camilo; and Valentina Rognoli,

Mapping ICS Materials: Interactive, Connected, and Smart Materials. Journal Article

In: Intelligent Human Systems Integration. IHSI 2018. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 722, 739-744. Springer. , 2018.

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Ferrara, Marinella; Rognoli, Valentina; and Venanzio Arquilla,; Parisi, Stefano

Interactive, Connected, Smart materials: ICS materiality. Journal Article

In: Intelligent Human Systems Integration. IHSI 2018. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 722, 763-769. Springer. , 2018.

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Karana, Elvin; Fisher, Tom; Kane, Faith; Giaccardi, Elisa

Editorial: Material-Enabled Changes in Design Research and Practice Book Chapter

In: Storni, C.; Leahy, K.; McMahon, M.; Lloyd, P.; Bohemia, E. (Ed.): Proceedings of DRS 2018, pp. 1682–1684, Design Research Society, 2018, ISBN: 978-1-912294-19-0, (DRS 2018 : Design as a catalyst for change ; Conference date: 25-06-2018 Through 28-06-2018).

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Camere, Serena; Karana, Elvin

Fabricating materials from living organisms: An emerging design practice Journal Article

In: Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 186, pp. 570–584, 2018, ISSN: 0959-6526.

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Barati, Bahar; Giaccardi, Elisa; Karana, Elvin

The making of performativity in designing [with] smart material composites Inproceedings

In: CHI'18 Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 1–11, Ässociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)", Ünited States", 2018, (Green Open Access added to TU Delft Institutional Repository ‘You share, we take care!’ – Taverne project https://www.openaccess.nl/en/you-share-we-take-care Otherwise as indicated in the copyright section: the publisher is the copyright holder of this work and the author uses the Dutch legislation to make this work public.; 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2018, CHI EA'18 ; Conference date: 21-04-2018 Through 26-04-2018).

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Karana, Elvin; Blauwhoff, Davine; Hultink, Erik-Jan; Camere, Serena

When the Material Grows: A Case Study on Designing (with) Mycelium-based Materials Journal Article

In: International Journal of Design, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 119–136, 2018, ISSN: 1991-3761.

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2017

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Rognoli, Valentina; Pollini, Barbara; Santulli, Carlo

La progettazione dei DIY-Materials come processo d’invenzione. [DIY-Materials design as an invention process] Inproceedings

In: DIID. DISEGNO INDUSTRIALE INDUSTRIAL DESIGN., 2017.

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Parisi, Stefano; Rognoli, Valentina; Sonneveld, Marieke

Material Tinkering. An inspirational approach for experiential learning and envisioning in product design education. Journal Article

In: The Design Journal, 20:sup1, S1167-S1184. , 2017.

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Rognoli, Valentina; Ayala-Garcia, Camilo

Material Activism. New hybrid scenarios between design and technology. Journal Article

In: Cuadernos, Universidad de Palermo, vol. 70, pp. 105-115, 2017, ISSN: 1668-0227..

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Sauerwein, Marita; Karana, Elvin; Rognoli, Valentina

Revived Beauty: Research into Aesthetic Appreciation of Materials to Valorise Materials from Waste. Journal Article

In: Sustainability, vol. 9, iss. 4, 2017.

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Rognoli, Valentina; Ayala-Garcia, Camilo; Bengo, Irene

DIY-Materials as enabling agents of innovative social practices and future social business. Bachelor Thesis

2017.

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Parisi, Stefano; Rognoli, Valentina

Tinkering with Mycelium. A case study. Inproceedings

In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Experiential Knowledge and Emerging Materials EKSIG 2017 - “Alive. Active. Adaptive”, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, June 19-20/2017. 66-78., 2017.

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Karana, Elvin; Giaccardi, Elisa; Rognoli, Valentina

Materially Yours. Book Chapter

In: Chapman, Jonathan (Ed.): Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Product Design, pp. 206-221, Routledge, 2017.

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Barati, Bahar; Karana, Elvin; Foole, Milou

Experience Prototyping’ Smart Material Composites. Inproceedings

In: Alive. Active. Adaptive: Proceedings of International Conference on Experiential Knowledge and Emerging Materials (EKSIG 2017), June 19-20, Delft, the Netherlands, pp. 50-65., 2017.

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Jansen, Kaspar; Claus, Stan; Barati, Bahar

Designing of a semi-transparent Electroluminescent Umbrella. Inproceedings

In: Proceedings of Smart System Integration., 2017.

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Rognoli, Valentina; Ayala-Garcia, Camilo

Material Activism. New hybrid scenarios between design and technology. Journal Article

In: Cuadernos, Universidad de Palermo, vol. 70, pp. 105-115, 2017, ISSN: 1668-0227.

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Camere, Serena; Karana, Elvin

Growing Materials for Product Design. Inproceedings

In: Alive. Active. Adaptive: Proceedings of International Conference on Experiential Knowledge and Emerging Materials (EKSIG 2017), June 19-20, Delft, the Netherlands, pp. 101-115., 2017.

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Majumdar, Prarthana; Karana, Elvin; Ghazal, Sabrin; Sonneveld, Marieke

The Plastic Bakery: A case of material driven design. Inproceedings

In: Alive. Active. Adaptive: Proceedings of International Conference on Experiential Knowledge and Emerging Materials (EKSIG 2017), June 19-20, Delft, the Netherlands, pp. 116-128, 2017.

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Ayala-Garcia, Camilo; Rognoli, Valentina; Karana, Elvin

Five Kingdoms of DIY Materials for Design. Inproceedings

In: In Alive. Active. Adaptive: Proceedings of International Conference on Experiential Knowledge and Emerging Materials (EKSIG 2017), June 19-20, Delft, the Netherlands, pp. 222-234., 2017.

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Ayala-Garcia, Camilo; Rognoli, Valentina

The New Aesthetic of DIY-Materials Journal Article

In: The Design Journal, 20:sup1, S375-S389, 2017.

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2016

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Parisi, Stefano; Rognoli, Valentina

Interaction Matters. A Material Agency’s perspective on Materials Experience. Inproceedings

In: Proceedings of 6th STS Italia Conference - “Sociotechnical Environments”, Trento, 24-26/11/2016., pp. 675-692, 2016.

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Overvliet, Krista; Karana, Elvin; Soto-Faraco, Salvador

Perception of Naturalness in Textiles. Journal Article

In: The Journal of Materials and Design, 90: 1192–1199. , 2016.

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Robbins, Holly; Giaccardi, Elisa; Karana, Elvin

Politics of Impermanence: Traces of Use as a Design Strategy for Technologies. Workshop

Workshop: Things Fall Apart; Unpacking the Temporalities of Impermanence for HCI. NordiCHI’16: 11th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. October 24, 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden. ACM, 2016, 2016.

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Parisi, Stefano; Ayala-Garcia, Camilo; Rognoli, Valentina

Designing Materials Experiences through Passing of Time. Material Driven Design Method applied to Mycelium-based Composites. Inproceedings

In: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Design & Emotion - “Celebration & Contemplation”, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 27-30. , pp. 239-255. , 2016.

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Rognoli, Valentina; Ayala-Garcia, Camilo; Parisi, Stefano

The material experiences as DIY-Materials: self production of wool filled starch based composite (NeWool). Inproceedings

In: Making Futures Journal Vol IV, Plymouth College of Art. , 2016, ISSN: 2042-1664 .

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Rognoli, Valentina; Ayala-Garcia, Camilo; Parisi, Stefano

The emotional value of Do-it-yourself materials. Inproceedings

In: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Design & Emotion - “Celebration & Contemplation”, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 27-30., pp. pp- 633-641., 2016.

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Barati, Bahar; Karana, Elvin; Jansen, Kaspar; Hekkert, Paul

Functional Demonstrators to Support Understanding of Smart Materials. Inproceedings

In: Proceedings of the TEI'16: Tenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (pp. 386-391). ACM., 2016.

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Robbins, Holly; Giaccardi, Elisa; Karana, Elvin

Traces as an approach to Design for Focal Things and Practice. Inproceedings

In: NordiCHI '16, October 23 – 27, Gothenburg, Sweden. ACM, 2016., 2016.

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Parisi, Stefano; Rognoli, Valentina

Superfici imperfette [Imperfect surfaces] Journal Article

In: MD Journal, 1(1), 78-91. , 2016.

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Karana, Elvin; Giaccardi, Elisa; Stamhuis, Niels; Goossensen, Jasper

The Tuning Of Materials: A Designer’s Journey. Inproceedings

In: Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS), Pages 619-631, Brisbane, Australia. (Best Paper Award), 2016.

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Karana, Elvin; Pedgley, Owain; Rognoli, Valentina; Korsunsky, Anton

Emerging Material Experiences. Journal Article

In: The Journal of Materials and Design, 90: 1248–1250. , 2016.

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2015

87.

Rognoli, Valentina; Oroza, Ernesto

“Worker, build your own machinery!” A workshop to practice the Technological Disobedience. Inproceedings

In: Product Lifetimes And The Environment, 2015.

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88.

Barati, Bahar; Karana, Elvin; Sekulovski, Dragan; Pont, Sylvia

Retail lighting and textiles: Designing a lighting probe set. Journal Article

In: Lighting Research and Technology, 1-22., 2015.

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Karana, Elvin; Barati, Bahar; Rognoli, Valentina; Zeeuw-Van-Der-Laan, Anouk

Material driven design (MDD): A method to design for material experiences. Journal Article

In: International journal of design, 19 (2) 2015., 2015.

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Rognoli, Valentina; Bianchini, Massimo; Maffei, Stefano; Karana, Elvin

DIY Materials. Journal Article

In: The Journal of Materials and Design, 86: 692-702. (S), 2015.

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91.

Robbins, Holly; Giaccardi, Elisa; Karana, Elvin; D’Olivo, Patrizia

Understanding and Designing with (and for) Material Traces. Journal Article

In: Journal of Studies in Material Thinking. Volume 13, Paper 3. (S), 2015.

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Pedgley, Owain; Rognoli, Valentina; Karana, Elvin

Materials Experience as a Foundation for Materials and Design Education. Journal Article

In: International Journal of Technology and Design Education., 2015.

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Robbins, Holly; Giaccardi, Elisa; Karana, Elvin

De-Commodifying the Device: A Materialist Design Approach for Communication With and Through Connected Objects Workshop

Workshop: The Future of Making: Where Industrial and Personal Fabrication Meet. Critical Alternatives 2015. Aarhus, Denmark. August 2015. , 2015.

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94.

Karana, Elvin; Pedgley, Owain; Rognoli, Valentina

On Materials Experience. Journal Article

In: Design Issues. Volume 31, Number 3, Summer 2015. (S), 2015.

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Ostuzzi, Francesca; Rognoli, Valentina; Saldien, Jelle; Levi, Marinella

+TUO project: Low cost 3D printers as helpful tool for small communities with rheumatic diseases. Journal Article

In: RAPID PROTOTYPING JOURNAL, 2015.

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Nobels, Eline; Ostuzzi, Francesca; Levi, Marinella; Rognoli, Valentina; Detand, Jan

Materials, Time and Emotion: how materials change in time? Inproceedings

In: EKSIG 2015. Tangible Means: experiential knowledge through materials., 2015.

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Rognoli, Valentina

Dynamism and imperfection as emerging materials experiences. A case study. Inproceedings

In: Proceedings of DesForm 2015 - Aesthetics of Interaction: Dynamic, Multisensory, Wise. 9th International Conference on Design and Semantics of Form and Movement, Politecnico di Milano, IT; 10/2015, 2015.

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Barati, Bahar; Karana, Elvin; Hekkert, Paul; Jönsthövel, Iris

Designing with an Underdeveloped Computational Composite for Materials Experience. Inproceedings

In: Proceedings of EKSIG 2015: Experiential Knowledge Special Interest Group., 2015.

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Barati, Bahar; Karana, Elvin; Hekkert, Paul

From Way Finding in the Dark to Interactive CPR Trainer: Designing with Computational Composites. Inproceedings

In: Proceedings of DesForm 2015., 2015.

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Giaccardi, Elisa; Karana, Elvin

Foundations of Materials Experience: An Approach for HCI. Inproceedings

In: Proceedings of CHI 2015. Seoul, South Korea. ACM Press: 2447-2456. (S), 2015.

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