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Bernabei, R and Power, J, Living designs, Biometric and Biohybrid Systems: 5th International Conference, Living Machines 2016, 19-22 July 2016, Edinburgh, UK, pp. 40-47. ISSN 0302-9743 (2016) [Conference Extract]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-42417-0_4


This paper will outline why product designers are exploring making processes of the natural world and how this is of benefit to traditional product design practice. This type of experimental design work pushes the boundaries of conventional product design in which mass-manufacture efficiency drives the design and production process. Products, which use growth processes as fundamental to the making process, are increasingly becoming more feasible for end-user acquisition. This paper will provide two case study examples. These case studies contextualise these products and how they co-exist and contribute to the well-established design approaches of digital fabrication and co-creation.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:biodesign, object design, material technology, emotional design
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Design
Research Field:Industrial and product design
Objective Division:Manufacturing
Objective Group:Other manufacturing
Objective Field:Other manufacturing not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Power, J (Dr Jacqueline Power)
ID Code:112444
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Architecture and Design
Deposited On:2016-11-10
Last Modified:2017-11-10

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