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The texture of perception

Category: Closing the loop

Layers of textured aluminium

Perception is one of the most important aspects of how we experience products. My research has created sets of surface texturing and pattern designs on aluminium to explore aesthetics, emotion and tactile interaction and how we can elicit new categories of product experience through bespoke manufacturing approaches. The textures shown were created using advanced computer-numeric-control (CNC) machining techniques and are arranged in the motif of a human eye.

Entrant: Lewis Urquhart , Design, Manufacturing And Engineering Management

Copyright: Lewis Urquhart

Funding: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) EP/1015698/1 / Research Studentship – AFRC


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