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Title: Textile Sound Design
Authors: Zetterblom, Margareta
Department: University of Borås. Swedish School of Textiles
Issue Date: 2011
Series/Report no.: Doktorsavhandlingar vid Chalmers tekniska högskola. Ny serie;3214
Publisher: Chalmers University of Technology
Media type: text
Publication type: doctoral thesis
Keywords: textile design
sound effect
sound object
Subject Category: Subject categories::Humanities::Humanities::Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Area of Research: Textil design
Strategic Research Area: Textiles and fashion
Abstract: The thesis aims at developing conceptual and methodological tools in order to adapt sound in a “designerly” way within the discipline textile design. Occupational groups working with sound are to a large extent problem driven. This implies knowledge regarding sound and sound design mostly focuses on defensive strategies, not creative possibilities. The ambition with this research project is to make suggestions how textile designers can work practically with textile sound design, in a more nuanced way. /br As a starting point the thesis describes commonly used methods and processes used in the design process within an industrial context, followed by a more thorough analyze of the textile design process. These studies constitute a foundation to make it possible to see in what way these methods and processes will be affected when sound is added as new design tool./br By studies of two sound design models, the first attempts to develop a vocabulary concerning how to describe sound affecting qualities or sound expression of a textile are presented. Research focusing on language issues, especially on the development of conceptual tools done at the research institute Cresson, provides descriptive concepts, “sound effects”, embracing the interaction between human and his sound environment. These concepts are followed by a model of how to describe a “sound object” in “itself” (not in relation to anything else), developed by Pierre Schaeffer./br The theoretical models have been applied on the outcome of an phenomenological study named Describe. A number of design examples are finally presented as methodological examples of different ways to work with textiles and sound./br Keywords: sound, design, textile design, sound effect, sound object.
Description: Thesis to be defended in public at 24 May 2011 at 13.00, at the Gallary floor 2, The Swedish School of Textiles, Bryggaregatan 17, Borås, for the degree of Philosophy.
ISBN: 978-91-7385-533-4
ISSN: 0346-718X
Appears in Collections:Doktorsavhandlingar / Doctoral thesis (THS)

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