Meanings of Materials

Elvin Karana

Published by LAP Lambert Academic Publishing Jun 2012, 2012
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Neuware - This book is about meanings we attribute to materials of the objects around us. Materials convey meanings: they look traditional, they express luxury, they are associated with factories, or they conjure up one's childhood. How do materials obtain these meanings How do they interact with other elements of product design in expressing certain meanings How can designers systematically incorporate meaning considerations into their materials selection processes This book presents the concept of 'meanings of materials' and has made a start in making this concept more actionable in design thinking. 268 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: This book is about meanings we attribute to materials of the objects around us. Materials convey meanings: they look traditional, they express luxury, they are associated with factories, or they conjure up one's childhood. How do materials obtain these meanings? How do they interact with other elements of product design in expressing certain meanings? How can designers systematically incorporate meaning considerations into their materials selection processes? This book presents the concept of 'meanings of materials' and has made a start in making this concept more actionable in design thinking.

About the Author: Dr. Elvin Karana studied Industrial Design at Middle East Technical University (METU), in Ankara (MSc, 2004). She completed her studies with a ‘high’ honours degree, coming top in her year. Currently, she works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

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Title: Meanings of Materials
Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing Jun 2012
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