Design Researcher, Danish Design Centre, Denmark.
The DAMADEI Project is an EU Project that seeks to raise awareness among designers and to provide them with the appropriate experience on how to take advantage of these huge opportunities regarding advanced materials. In this way, design will be able to unlock its full potential as a driver of innovation and European competitiveness.
I conducted a 10 month long research into understanding the stakeholders of the advanced materials sector and the design sector, travelling to meet manufacturers, suppliers and researchers working with advanced materials. Based on the insights gathered, the current synergies between the sectors had to be analysed considering barriers, needs and policy implications on both sectors.
The research was presented as a Report that can be read here.
Read my travelogue here
* The Danish Design Center was a DAMADEI partner along with Materio, Prague and FAD Materials Library, Barcelona.