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Designing with E-textiles (Summer School)

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e-textiles circuit

Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one week

Indicative maximum class size: 16

This course will introduce you to the emerging phenomenon of smart e-textiles.

It’s for people from a range of design backgrounds who want to create products that bring together electronics and textiles into a new and exciting forum.

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Course Dates

17th July 2017 – 21st July 2017

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Course Description

The course will encourage you to develop a concept that could be applied to fashion, interior design, architecture or textiles.

You’ll be encouraged to produce prototypes and explore a variety of creative ways for them to be communicated.

The course is ideal for anyone who’s following a design related degree at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

It’s also open to professional designers - all backgrounds and levels are welcome.

We’ll encourage you to be open and willing to learn, and to come to the course with an enthusiasm to be challenged.

On this course you will:

  • experiment with a full e-textile kit of materials, provided by local manufacturer Kitronik
  • explore the design process in a multidisciplinary and collaborative way
  • develop your skills in creating a design concept
  • have access to an expert team who are trained in textiles and electronic engineering
  • see live projects that involve both e-textiles and the use of innovation from leading research departments (such as the Advanced Textiles Research Lab)
  • have access to reading resources, course help sheets and a course journal to help you capture design thinking and ideas.

What will I gain?

By the end of this course you’ll be able to identify state-of-the-art smart textiles and wearable technology applications, understand how to make e-textile circuits and know what materials and equipment are required.

You’ll also have a concept in development along with a presentation that may be of interest to potential clients.

Tutor profile: Sarah Walker is currently a PhD researcher at Nottingham Trent University having previously obtained both BA and MA degrees in textile design.

Alongside her PhD study Sarah has facilitated smart textile workshops with BA and MA design-related courses. Sarah is also a current member of the ArcInTex Network in which interested members internationally discuss the potential of smart textiles and wearables for the future. You can find out more by email.

Not from Nottingham? Find out more about summer accommodation on our doorstep.

Any questions?

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813