Designing with Emerging Materials

Alexandra Valdez, Nicole Johnson, Nobuho Nagasawa and Andrea Alexander
Textile/Surface Design

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Designing with Emerging Materials
Contributor Names
Valdez, Alexandra (Creator, Designer)
Johnson, Nicole (Creator, Designer)
Nagasawa, Nobuho (Creator, Designer)
Alexander, Andrea (Creator, Designer)
Goetz, Susanne (Thesis advisor)
Schiros, Theanne (Thesis advisor)
Summary/Artist's Statement
Group work by 4 students: Alexandra Valdez, Nicole Johnson, Nobuho Nagasawa, and Andrea Alexander. LED/Smart Textile.
Experiments with integrating technology directly into the weave/knit of a fabric. Samples vary from a bracelet for proof of concept all the way to a fully functioning knit swatch.
Still Image
Silk/cotton yarn, AdaFruit microprocessors
Medium (Terms)
LED bulbs
Course/Degree Information
Program/Degree: Textile/Surface Design BFA
Course: SC204/TD204 Designing with Emerging Materials
Professor(s): Goetz, Susanne; Schiros, Theanne
Academic semester: Spring 2023
Program semester: Semester 4
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FIT Repository ID: sd_000150


Valdez, A., Johnson, N., Nagasawa, N., & Alexander, A. (2023). Designing with Emerging Materials. FIT Institutional Repository.
Valdez, Alexandra, et al. Designing with Emerging Materials. 2023. FIT Digital Repository,
Valdez, Alexandra, Nicole Johnson, Nobuho Nagasawa, and Andrea Alexander. "Designing with Emerging Materials." FIT Digital Repository, 2023.