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|Authors:||Brian Henson: Affective Engineering Laboratory, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds, United Kingdom|
|Cathy Barnes: Affective Engineering Laboratory, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds, United Kingdom|
|Vassilis Agouridas: Affective Engineering Laboratory, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds, United Kingdom|
|Tom Childs: Affective Engineering Laboratory, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds, United Kingdom|
|Publication title:||Towards a Process for Synthesising Affective Surface Textures|
|Conference:||10th QMOD Conference. Quality Management and Organiqatinal Development. Our Dreams of Excellence; 18-20 June; 2007 in Helsingborg; Sweden|
|Publication type:||Full text not available|
|Abstract:||Almost all surface textures on engineered artefacts are defined and specified by the manufacturing process that creates them. For example; the frosting on glass cosmetics bottles is the result of shot-blasting; fabrics are woven and natural wooden surfaces can be waxed and polished. It is possible to create purely synthetic textures; for example by engraving decorations on to moulds; but designers usually create the texture based on their overall impression of the surface; rather than trying to achieve particular physical properties of the surface; and often try to emulate surfaces that occur elsewhere; such as those of leather or wood.|
It might be that our palette of available surface textures is somewhat restricted and that textures are yet to be discovered; which are not the result of existing manufacturing processes; that when combined with other physical properties of the surface material; such as compliance and thermal conductivity; produce useful effects.
This paper presents initial results of ongoing research to establish a process for synthesising surface textures. The steps of the process are as follows.
Initial work by the authors in each of these steps is described in the following sections.
|Keywords:||Affective engineering; kansei engineering; surface textures|
|No. of pages:||8|
|Series:||Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings|
|Publisher:||Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet|
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