Designing with a responsive colour palette: The development of colour and pattern changing products

Sara Robertson, Sarah Taylor, Robert Christie, John Fletcher, Luca Rossini

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Abstract

This paper presents an illustrated discussion of the potential for creative design applications of thermochromic textiles brought into contact with specifically designed heat-profiling circuitry. The results are derived from a current research programme at the design/technology interface on the application of colour change technology in interior textile design. Examples are given of textile samples combining printed thermochromics with circuitry to demonstrate the aesthetic qualities that can be achieved from integration of the technologies in a flexible fabric system. Dynamic colour change effects controlled by prototype circuitry and power electronics are demonstrated. The paper concludes with an analysis of the potential for product/artefact development in the area of "smart" design and how, as a consequence, a responsive interior might be envisaged. © 2008 Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCIMTEC 2008 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Smart Materials, Structures and Systems - Smart Textiles
Pages26-31
Number of pages6
Volume60
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event3rd International Conference on Smart Materials, Structures and Systems - Smart Textiles - Acireale, Sicily, Italy
Duration: 8 Jun 200813 Jun 2008

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Smart Materials, Structures and Systems - Smart Textiles
Abbreviated titleCIMTEC 2008
CountryItaly
CityAcireale, Sicily
Period8/06/0813/06/08

Keywords

  • Electronics
  • Heat-profiling
  • Smart design
  • Textiles
  • Thermochromic

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    Robertson, S., Taylor, S., Christie, R., Fletcher, J., & Rossini, L. (2008). Designing with a responsive colour palette: The development of colour and pattern changing products. In CIMTEC 2008 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Smart Materials, Structures and Systems - Smart Textiles (Vol. 60, pp. 26-31)