Design Innovation Networking Open-Sourced Materials and Applications.
In this branch, we focus primarily on the development of open-sourced DIY-Materials4 able to give shape and transform a broad number of artifacts. Our aim is to encourage designers, companies, and academy to adopt methods to develop products starting from the material creation. It is an activist process in which materials, placed at the beginning of the project enable objects to become different, responsible and with novel languages enhancing product experiences5 of the highest levels.
4- Rognoli, V., Bianchini, M., Maffei, S., Karana, E. (2015). DIY Materials. The Journal of Materials and Design, 86: 692-702. (S)
5- Hekkert, P., & Desmet, P. M. A. (2007). Framework of product experience. International Journal of Design, 1, 57-66.
These are the research centers and laboratories in which we work and share our knowledge.