The DIY movement is expanding beyond products to the materials which embody products; namely, DIY-Materials. DIY-Materials are created through individual or collective self-production practices, often by techniques and processes of the designer's invention. In this paper, we elaborate on the sources that can serve as a departure point for DIY material practices. Analyzing above 150 design cases, we introduce five main catergories of DIY-Materials based on the material sources. Inspired by the biological classification of elements of earth, we name these categories as DIY-Materials Kingdoms. We present each kingdom with example cases supported by rich visuals to illustrate the process and the outcome of the DIY-Materials design effort.
|Title of host publication||Alive Active Adaptive|
|Subtitle of host publication||International Conference on Experiential Knowledge and Emerging Materials EKSIG 2017|
|Editors||E. Karana, E. Giaccardi, N. Nimkulrat, K. Niedderer, S. Camere|
|Place of Publication||Delft|
|Publisher||TU Delft Open|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||EKSIG 2017 Alive Active Adaptive: International Conference on Experiential Knowledge and Emerging Materials - Rotterdam, Netherlands|
Duration: 19 Jun 2017 → 20 Jun 2017
|Conference||EKSIG 2017 Alive Active Adaptive|
|Period||19/06/17 → 20/06/17|
- Materials Experience
- Tinkering with Materials
- DIY-Materials Kingdoms
Ayala-Garcia, C., Rognoli, V., & Karana, E. (2017). Five Kingdoms of DIY-Materials for Design. In E. Karana, E. Giaccardi, N. Nimkulrat, K. Niedderer, & S. Camere (Eds.), Alive Active Adaptive: International Conference on Experiential Knowledge and Emerging Materials EKSIG 2017 (pp. 222-234). TU Delft Open.