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Lyra: blurring the line between the physical and virtual to encourage engagement (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Shand, M. (2016, December). Lyra: blurring the line between the physical and virtual to encourage engagement. Presented at Playful Learning Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University

This project sought to address concerns about student engagement with a previously handbook-based module and its task-based approach. An aesthetic approach to the challenge was adopted, with an extra layer of meaning being added through external play... Read More about Lyra: blurring the line between the physical and virtual to encourage engagement.

Textile Led Sustainable Innovation for Sportswear (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Morgan, L., Kane, F., Tyrer, J., & Shen, J. (2016, December). Textile Led Sustainable Innovation for Sportswear. Presented at The End of Fashion, College of Creative Arts, Massey University Wellington, New Zealand

Laser Moulding For Textiles: Supporting Sustainable Design and Manufacture (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Morgan, L. (2016, November). Laser Moulding For Textiles: Supporting Sustainable Design and Manufacture. Paper presented at Circular Transitions, Mistra Future Fashion Conference on Textile Design and the Circular Economy, November 23–24, 2016,, Chelsea College of Arts & Tate Britain, London

This paper considers the potential for digital laser technology to facilitate sustainable innovation in the field of textile design and manufacture enabling transition towards a circular economy. Using recent design research as a case study, it discu... Read More about Laser Moulding For Textiles: Supporting Sustainable Design and Manufacture.

Thermal management of downhole measuring tools using thermoelectric cooling; A numerical and experimental investigation (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Weerasinghe, R., & Hughes, T. P. (2016, July). Thermal management of downhole measuring tools using thermoelectric cooling; A numerical and experimental investigation. Paper presented at 12th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Malaga, Spain

Vertical seismic profiling (VSP) is a common geophysical technology used in oil and gas investigation in deep wells. VSP provides high resolution and dependable results but is subjected to high temperatures and harsh well environments. As these wells... Read More about Thermal management of downhole measuring tools using thermoelectric cooling; A numerical and experimental investigation.

Textiles design research: from chemistry to craft, towards sustainable design innovation (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Kane, F., Morgan, L., Akiwowo, K., & Tyrer, J. (2016). Textiles design research: from chemistry to craft, towards sustainable design innovation. https://doi.org/10.7190/ead/2015/66

Academic research in textile design has traditionally been dominated by technical studies situated with science and engineering knowledge frameworks. Increasingly textile designers are undertaking research into technical areas with creative intention... Read More about Textiles design research: from chemistry to craft, towards sustainable design innovation.