Category: LTM News
May 5, 2016

Material Connexion Italia organised training sessions led by James Burchill, PhD candidate at Brunel University London - HCDI, to bring LTM materials to the leading Design Schools based in Milan.

Students from master courses of industrial, interaction, interior and transportation design from IED Istituto Europeo di Design, NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, PoliMi Politecnico di Milano - School of Design and SPD Scuola Politecnica di Design attended the workshops which were structures similar to the pilot held at LTM partner University College of London (UCL), as mentioned earlier here.

The workshops aimed at getting the students familiar with radically new materials, introducing them to LTM project and investigating the potentialities of the newly developed materials. After a short overview on commercially available innovative materials, the students learned more about LTM OLEDs and piezo plastics and the great potentials offered by their joint application. A short design exercise helped them to better understand LTM materials features and to unlock their creativity envisioning potential uses.

These workshops are part of the LTM project outcomes, which comprise both educational modules for researchers and training modules for design practitioners. Besides the training sessions also an educational online course will be released soon by UCL - Institute of Making and structured around LTM as a case study. This MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) is aimed at groups of researchers - materials scientists, engineers and designers - who are about to undertake interdisciplinary design-driven materials research projects.

To know more about the materials presented during the workshop, visit