Johan Redström, Maria Redström, and Ramia Mazé (eds) IT+Textiles. (2010 reprint) Borås, Sweden: Centre for Textile Research. (2005 first edition) Helsinki: IT Press/Edita. ISBN 951-826-793-6



"In light of the imminent arrival of ambient intelligence and smart textiles, the design of computational and textile things are rapidly converging. Substantial attention is directed towards the new technical possibilities of these new materials, but less effort seems to be put into the challenging task of re-thinking the use of textiles and computational technology as design materials on the basis of the complex mixture of traditions, perspectives, concepts and methods that result from such convergence. These challenges and opportunities inspired the IT+Textiles design research program. Trying to dissolve the distinction between technologies and design materials, we have combined textile and interaction design, textile and electrical engineering, philosophy and the behavioural sciences to find new approaches to issues of use and context, form and aesthetics, practice and theory. In this book, we describe the collection of materials, examples, methods and concepts we have developed in our investigation of this emerging design space." (back cover text)

Co-authored chapters

Daniel Eriksson, Anders Ernevi, Margot Jacobs, Ulrika Löfgren, Ramia Mazé, Johan Redström, Johan Thoresson, and Linda Worbin, 'Tic-Tac-Textiles: A waiting game', 66-75.

Anders Ernevi, Margot Jacobs, Ramia Mazé, Carolin Müller, Johan Redström, Linda Worbin, 'The Energy Curtain: Energy awareness', 91-96.

Ramia Mazé and Maria Redström, 'Methods (and Madness)', 30-45.

More about the book
Press release with order information


See also

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