Category: LTM News
June 9, 2016

How Design-Driven Materials Innovation has taken its course in LTM project.

LTM project coordinator Erik Tempelman’s reflection on the methodology applied in this innovative project approach sums up the particularity of this experience: “The materials stream in Project LTM aims to develop novel smart materials that allow ‘the product to become the interface’. These ‘LTM materials’ consist of four distinct technological components: piezo plastics for touch sensitivity, OLEDs for luminescent response, a conversion layer for modifying colour; and control electronics (i.e. flexible wiring, power supply, input-output switching IC). Moreover, the materials are being developed with design input, obtained through interaction with the design stream. So, Project LTM is a test case for design-driven materials innovation (DDMI). With the project nearing its conclusion, the time has come to reflect on how this DDMI has in fact taken its course. In other words, to what extent has the materials RTD activity been ‘business-as-unusual’?”

The White Book as a project outcome will illustrate the overall process and reflections on design-driven materials innovation will be included in the projects closing report for European Commission. 

Be the first to discover the innovative methodology outcomes of project LTM attending the final symposium “Future Materials”: register for free and follow the live stream here.