Smart Design

First International Conference Proceedings

  • Philip Breedon
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Marilyn Bruin, Sauman Chu, Jodene Riha, Amanda Smoot, G. Mauricio Mejia
    Pages 31-39
  3. Robert H. Morris, Shaun Atherton, Neil J. Shirtcliffe, Glen McHale, Tilak Dias, Michael I. Newton
    Pages 49-55
  4. Sarah Kettley
    Pages 65-73
  5. Anne Cranny-Francis
    Pages 75-85
  6. Catherine Dalton, J. D. Harrison
    Pages 87-95
  7. Rafael Cavalli Prestes, Elisa Marangon Beretta, Fabio Pinto da Silva, Wilson Kindlein Jr., Vilson João Batista
    Pages 97-102
  8. Martha Glazzard, Philip Breedon
    Pages 103-108
  9. Anthony Ntaki, Ahmad Lotfi, Caroline Langensiepen
    Pages 115-125
  10. Maura Della Flora Flores, Liane Roldo
    Pages 127-139

About these proceedings


Good product designs merge materials, technology and hardware into a unified user experience; one where the technology recedes into the background and people benefit from the capabilities and experiences available. By focusing on functional gain, critical awareness and emotive connection, even the most multifaceted and complex technology can be made to feel straightforward and become an integral part of daily life. Researchers, designers and developers must understand how to progress or appropriate the right technical and human knowledge to inform their innovations. The 1st International Smart Design conference provides a timely forum and bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss issues, identify challenges and future directions, and share their R&D findings and experiences in the areas of design, materials and technology.

This proceedings of the 1st Smart Design conference held at Nottingham Trent University in November 2011 includes summaries of the talks given on topics ranging from intelligent textiles design to pharmaceutical packaging to the impact of social and emotional factors on design choices with the aim of informing and inspiring future application and development of smart design.


1st International Smart Design Conference Clinical and Medical Devices Intelligent Environments Personal/Home Robotics Smart Packaging Technical Textiles/Wearable Devices

Editors and affiliations

  • Philip Breedon
    • 1
  1. 1.Nottingham Trent UniversityNottinghamUnited Kingdom

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