Inhabiting practices: Operating between art, design, science and technology

Heiss, L 2018, 'Inhabiting practices: Operating between art, design, science and technology' in Gretchen Coombs, Andrew McNamara, Gavin Sade (ed.) Undesign Critical Practices at the Intersection of Art and Design, Routledge, London, pp. 97-110.


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Title Inhabiting practices: Operating between art, design, science and technology
Author(s) Heiss, L
Year 2018
Title of book Undesign Critical Practices at the Intersection of Art and Design
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London
Editor(s) Gretchen Coombs, Andrew McNamara, Gavin Sade
Start page 97
End page 110
Subjects Design Innovation
Summary provides one model for a next-generation design practice in which the practitioner moves seamlessly between art, design, science and technology to create projects for health and wellbeing. The projects discussed through the chapter are all trans-disciplinary in nature and include jewellery to administer insulin through the skin, a heart monitor necklace to detect arrhythmia, magnetic liquid works, and a series of haptic engagement workshops. I introduce the reader to a range of generative practices that underpin the work, including empathy, trans-disciplinarity, embedding, material brainstorming, iterative experimentation and wearables as a site for therapeutic potential. These practices conceptually locate the projects to be discussed and support the assertion that it is how the work is made as much as what is made that is pivotal for truly innovating in creative practice.
Copyright notice © 2019 selection and editorial matter, Gretchen Coombs, Andrew McNamara, Gavin Sade; individual chapters, the contributors
Keyword(s) wearable technology
trans-disciplinary collaboration
empathy
embeding
material brainstorming
iteration
prototyping
wearable health technology
innovation.
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