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dc.contributor.advisorSmith, Amanda
dc.contributor.advisorEvans-Milkellis, Sharon
dc.contributor.advisorChan Vili, Yvonne
dc.contributor.authorYun, HyunJin
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-30T21:53:07Z
dc.date.available2014-11-30T21:53:07Z
dc.date.copyright2014
dc.date.created2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/7998
dc.description.abstractThis practice-led research process investigates the design and construction of innovative textile sculptures made from three dimensional (3D) knitted composite materials, and how their unique material, structural and textural qualities can be expressed through integration with light. This project shows how established machine knitted 3D form and surface structure techniques can be learnt on manual, hand-flat knitting machines, translated through knit notation and design software, and produced on computerised and automatic knitting machine systems. Through this process, procedures to foster learning and research are discussed, and opportunities for creative design and innovation are identified in order to find a stimulating and productive work and research method. In the course of this research, a range of 3D surface knit textiles and several 3D structured knit textile patterns were designed and fabricated with composite materials. The resulting pieces were tested for suitability as sculptural display and with the incorporation of micro-controlled electronic lights to create e-textiles. The findings of this research suggest that unique and innovative textile designs can be created by experimenting and extending proven 3D knit techniques with different combinations of materials. The findings suggest potential applicability towards cross-disciplinary fields like engineering, architectural design, consumer products and artistic endeavours, as well as further research within textile design to explore new materials with the developing scope of 3D shaping techniques.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectTextile designen_NZ
dc.subjectE-textilesen_NZ
dc.subjectShima Seikien_NZ
dc.subjectIllumenated textilesen_NZ
dc.subject3D shaped composite materialen_NZ
dc.subjectLight sculpturesen_NZ
dc.subjectFiber optic knitted lightsen_NZ
dc.subjectInteractive light sculptureen_NZ
dc.subjectKnitted Copper wire lighten_NZ
dc.subjectFolderble 3D knit strutureen_NZ
dc.title3D machine knitting: composite forms and illuminationen_NZ
dc.typeExegesis
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelMasters Theses
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Art and Designen_NZ
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dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.date.updated2014-11-27T20:56:58Z


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