Conformal, Seamless, Sustainable: Multimorphic Textile-forms as a Material-Driven Design Approach for HCI

H.L. McQuillan*, E. Karana

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Abstract

Technology embeddedness in HCI textiles has great potential for enabling novel interactions and enriched experiences, but unless carefully designed, could inadvertently worsen HCI’s sustainability problem. In an attempt to bridge sustainable debates and practical material-driven scholarship in HCI, we propose Multimorphic Textile-forms (MMTF), as a design approach developed through a lens of multiplicity and extended life cycles, that facilitate change in both design/production and use-time via the simultaneous thinking of the qualities and behaviour of material and form. We provide a number of cases, textile-form methods and vocabulary to enable exploration in this emerging design space. MMTF grants insights into textiles as complex material systems whose behaviour can be tuned across material, interaction and ecological scales for conformal, seamless, and sustainable outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '23).
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages1-19
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-9421-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Keywords

  • HCI textiles
  • Sustainability
  • Textile-form
  • Material-driven design
  • Multimorphic textile-forms
  • Materials experience.

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