Design innovation for wellbeing: project examples using smart materials for the body and built environment

Joan Farrer, Petar Goulev, Carolyn A. Watt, Harriet Parr, Cressida Bowyer, Iain Allan

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Expertise in design, science, technology, engineering, mathematics and business (D-STEM-B) are combined successfully in transdisciplinary Design Thinking groups to produce innovations to societal problems with wellbeing at the core. Three research proposals currently in progress are presented here: 1. Barrier Solutions- melanoma prevention; 2. DERMA-ageing well; 3. SHAKES-earthquake early warning systems. By their transdisciplinary nature the projects are expected to produce new types of research using mixed methods for textiles and biomedical applications in the design, science and innovation arena.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTextile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium Proceedings
EditorsYi Li, Rajiv Padhye
PublisherTextile Bioengineering and Informatics Society
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781510828988
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016
Event9th Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium - RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 12 Jul 201615 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameTBIS Proceedings Series
PublisherTextile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium
ISSN (Print)1942-3438


Conference9th Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium
Abbreviated titleTBIS 2016


  • Design
  • Innovation
  • Smart Materials
  • Transdisciplinarity
  • Wellbeing
  • Environment


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