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Ratterman J.,College of Arts and Design
135th Audio Engineering Society Convention 2013 | Year: 2013

This research will discuss the state of history education for the audio recording field. As the audio industry evolves, it is becoming more apparent that its history, for purposes of teaching, is rather unorganized. Also, on the whole, students learning the practice of audio recording are not being well educated in its history. As a result, students studying to become audio experts are not gaining awareness of a fundamental aspect of the field. This report surveys experiences and viewpoints of professionals, highlights existing recording history in audio education, and explores methods for audio history pedagogy. In addition, a suggested framework of historical periods of audio is presented and a concise list of resources is suggested. Source

Abdalla H.,College of Arts and Design | Chan T.-H.,De Montfort University
International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology | Year: 2011

This paper investigates a framework for Mass Customisation (MC) in the consumer electronics industry. While personalisation is motivating the adoption of MC, providing adequate options for matching consumer needs remains a major challenge. This challenge can be conquered by applying scenario planning, product family architecture and a product styling platform. Simultaneously, introducing Web3D-based consumer co-design, enterprises can understand user preferences and then improve design concepts. An integrated framework and Agile Design Process (ADP) are proposed for achieving multi-disciplinary collaboration by these methods. Pilot surveys participated by design personnel indicate that the framework and ADP have high potential for harnessing MC. Copyright © 2011 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. Source

Sumithra M.,College of Arts and Design | Vasugi Raaja N.,Avinashilingam University For Women
Indian Journal of Fibre and Textile Research | Year: 2012

The present study focuses on the micro-encapsulation and nano-encapsulation to the 100% cotton denim fabric using three herbal extracts of Ricinus communis, Senna auriculata and Euphorbia hirta to impart their antimicrobial efficiency by finishing the methanol extracts of these herbs on the denim fabric. The combinations of the herbal extract mix Ricinus communis + Senna auriculata + Euphorbia hirta (1:3:2) and the conditions used as per the AATCC 147 (20kgf/cm2 pressure and 20m/min rpm speed) for direct application to denim using exhaustion method give the best results in terms of antimicrobial efficiency. To enhance the durability of the finished fabric, micro-encapsulation and nano-encapsulation of the herbal extracts are performed and the results show good resistance for microbes even after 30 industrial washes against the test bacterial strains. Source

Ratto M.,University of California at San Diego | Ree R.,College of Arts and Design
First Monday | Year: 2012

Digital desktop fabrication technologies such as 3D printing are currently being lauded in the popular press as a potentially socially transformative technology. We somewhat agree, arguing that 3D printing holds great socioeconomic implications, but also that more sustained attention should be paid to the ways in which 3D printing is entering into our creative environments. Our focus in this article is on the use of rapid prototyping by creatives such as architects, designers, and DIY advocates, since it is within these contexts where the popular themes of 3D printing are currently most concrete. To this end, in section one we provide some background for desktop digital fabrication, contextualizing 3D printing within industrial processes and Maker subcultures. In section two, we summarize our environmental scan of relevant popular and academic literature, using this to identify key trends in this area. We supplement this discussion in section three using our analysis of a 'critical making' session that took participants through a process of designing and printing simple objects as well as follow-up interviews with these participants. In the concluding section, we target four areas in need of future research. Source

Al-Shibi H.I.H.,College of Arts and Design
Pakistan Textile Journal | Year: 2015

This article reports an experimental investigation into the effect of fabric type, seam type and the type of stitch on the seam strength, seam efficiency and rating of seam pucker of workwear cotton: polyester blended fabrics. The rating of seam pucke was assessed subjectively. A statistical analysis using Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), to measure the significance of each factor was conducted. A quantitative relationship between these properties and the percentage of cotton in the cotton: polyester workwear fabrics were established. The findings of this study revealed that as the percentage of cotton fiber increases, seam strength increases. Seam efficiency is significantly affected by fabric type, seam and stitch types. It was found that the percentage of cotton fibers had the most influence on seam puckering. Increasing the percentage of cotton fiber enhanced the seam puckering significantly. Source

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