Reflections on Designing Material Experience in Physical and Digital Contexts


  • Bruna Beatriz Petreca



Textile experience, Touch, Design research


We are born with no understanding of conventions, but with all our senses. We feel first. Diversity in research related to our everyday experience of products, services, interfaces and environments, as well as the supply of goods and services for the experience is growing and unprecedented. This is the time to exceed the limits of the research, and multidisciplinary dialogues and collaborations are premise. This paper presents an overview of projects that seek to understand and create for the human experience, especially the material experience. Taking my research related to textiles as the starting point, to then analyse further examples of pioneering research in other areas that concern the human experience and intersections with the creative industries, to then conclude the discussion by presenting technological developments and new design possibilities for the experience.


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Petreca, B. B. (2016). Reflections on Designing Material Experience in Physical and Digital Contexts. DAT Journal, 1(2), 31–41.