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Material Research BA course exhibition

Design students orientated themselves in the features, working methods and aesthetics of different materials through their research projects.
Photo by Eeva Jokinen

During the Materials Research course BA students ideated, designed, implemented and reported an empirical research about a material interesting to them, or the related method of working. The exhibition presents the results of these research projects.

Some of the research projects tried to find a solution to a certain problem related to a particular work or product idea, while others aimed at capturing new material or workmanship to serve as an instrument in artistic or product design. Design was considered to have a better starting point, when the student has a deeper understanding of the nature, behavior, features and working methods of the material.

In evaluating the results of the research, visual and sensory observation was often central. The fineness of empirical research was found in the fact that sometimes the results opposite to the hypothesis were aesthetically or functionally more interesting than those of the original assumption.

Date: 3.–20.4.2018

Venue: Aalto University Harald Herlin Learning Centre Lobby, Otaniementie 9, Espoo  

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