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Collaborative user-centred textile design research for healthcare: improving wellbeing and increasing performance

McLaren, A; Stevenson, F; Valentine, L;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Sep 2017
  • Publisher: Loughborough University
  • Country: Italy
Abstract
It has been widely acknowledged that collaboration across disciplines is required in order to develop innovative, sustainable textile solutions that address complex societal problems (Kane & Philpott, 2013; Igoe, 2010). Potential to develop life-changing innovations in the field of advanced textiles for medical and healthcare has been identified as a key growth sector within Scotland, with collaborative cross- disciplinary user-focused design approaches recognised as central to developing new concepts that address human needs (Malins et al. 2012). This paper describes three feasibility studies undertaken by the Textiles programme at the University of Dundee betw...
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