The EM&Ts toolkit is a collection of tangible samples displaying emerging materials and technologies and containing five samples for each EM&Ts. Aim of the EM&Ts transfer toolkit is to provide a tool to facilitate the understanding and application potentials of emerging materials and technologies. Every material example has its box, containing: 1) Physical sample, 2) Datasheet suddivided in this structure: an Understanding section: it provides basic knowledge
The DRS biennial conferences, organised by The Design Research Society, publish high-quality peer-reviewed research papers, host a range of participation opportunities and are an essential meeting point for the design research community and other related disciplines. The Design Research Society is a learned society committed to promoting and developing design research worldwide. Established in 1966 it is the oldest multi-disciplinary society for the international design research community. The 2022
Thanks to the Datemats experience, consortium partner Materially has amplified its expertise on biobased materials and examined its methodology in transferring knowledge from the research community to the industrial ecosystem. The H2020 project CENTRINNO is amplifying this knowledge transfer by expanding to the civil society with the aim to trigger a new industrial revolution that puts citizens at the core of sustainable transformation. In this context, the EU-funded
It’s official: the Datemats project is over. The consortium is now in the final reporting phase summarising the great results achieved in more than three years of collaboration. The project outcomes and activities are all documented on the Datemats website, in particular, you can find: on the “Home” page, a short overview of the Datemats initiative summarising what, why, how and who. on the “About” page, the details
How do you keep up with the latest developments on future materials? A two-day event to wrap up the Datemats experience.
On 7 and 8 April 2022 the Datemats consortium organised a successful final conference with great interest from all participants, belonging to both, the design-research community and the industrial ecosystem. Emerging materials and technologies represent a crucial factor in identifying innovative solutions, obtaining better product performances, and enhancing the product language in terms of new experiences and original expressive-sensorial dimensions. Materials’ performance, sustainability, and aesthetics are at the core of
The Chemarts Cookbook: understanding wood-based materials and how they can be transformed and applied
How can we make flexible and transparent wood-based materials? What kinds of materials can we derive from trees, while still respecting the preciousness of nature? Could the innovative use of renewable cellulosic materials change our material world? The CHEMARTS Cookbook gives both simple and more advanced ideas and recipes for hands-on experiments with wood-based materials. The book showcases the most interesting explorations focusing on raw materials that are processed
Design between envisioning and prototyping: an experimental hackathon by the Design Department of the Politecnico di Milano.
“What if materials could transform due to user interaction, environmental condition, and digital data? New materials with smart, dynamic, and interactive behaviors are emerging as enablers of meaningful, multi-sensory, and intuitive experiences.” “DATA < > MATERIALS: Design between Envisioning and Prototyping” is a two-day Hackathon dealing with Smart and Interactive technologies, Bio-based materials, Digital Manufacturing, and Speculative Design. Design students of the School of Design of the Politecnico di
The ADC*E European Creativity Festival is an annual event bringing together creative professionals from around Europe and is all about innovative ideas that bring positive change, challenging the way we see creativity and inspiring shifts in perceptions that will help reshape the future. This year’s festival, it’s 6th edition held from November 7th and 8th in Barcelona, celebrated the people who are already building a better tomorrow, who employ their creativity
Aalto University CHEMARTS was presented for the first time at the DDW – Dutch Design Week 2019, the most important international design event showcasing new material-related projects. The CHEMARTS exhibition consisted of six concepts that are the result of research conducted in new wood- and cellulose-based materials by students, researchers, lecturers and professors from Aalto University. The exhibited projects are all-cellulose composites with dyers’ Woad, Ioncell textile fibre, structural
The Barcelona Design Week (BDW), created by BCD Barcelona Design Centre in 2006, is an unmissable event on design, creativity and innovation in Barcelona and one of the most important Design Weeks of the international calendar. The 14th edition of BDW, to be held from 12 to 20 June, is directed by BCD Barcelona Centre de Disseny, organised by FAD Fostering Arts and Design and BCD, in collaboration with Museu del Disseny, driven by Barcelon