Intelligence in materials

Challenges of the design and of the sustainable innovation


  • Sebastiana Luiza Lana
  • Ivan Mota Santos



Materials, Smart Design


A discussion in an attempt to correlate the human and their materials evolution associating them with the evolution of the design is open. A simplified view seeks to understand how human thought can be directed to the research and the choice of the materials and transformation processes to provide the smart choices in the creation of products. Classic concepts on this subject were recalled and the interaction between these with the people, who create and those who use, were discussed using the concepts of quantum mechanics aimed at the search of practical, symbolic and mainly aesthetic products functions.


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How to Cite

Lana, S. L., & Santos, I. M. (2016). Intelligence in materials: Challenges of the design and of the sustainable innovation. DAT Journal, 1(2), 23–30.