Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Design


Jane Scott receives Autodesk ACADIA 2016 Emerging Research Award

November 3rd, 2016

Congratulations to Senior Teaching Fellow, Jane Scott, who has received the Autodesk ACADIA 2016 Emerging Research Award.

She was given the award for her project, “Programmable Knitting” which was presented at ACADIA2016 Posthuman Frontiers, Data, Designers and cognitive machines, at University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.The award recognises outstanding, peer-reviewed research (one paper and one project) presented at this year’s conference.


acadia-award-jane-scottThe recipients of the awards were announced during the ACADIA Annual Meeting and Banquet on Saturday, October 29. As part of the prize, Jane will be further advancing her research and presenting her outcomes at ACADIA2017 at MIT in Cambridge Massachusetts.


Jane’s PhD research uses biomimicry to inform the design of environmentally responsive, knitted textiles. This work re-examines the constituent components of knit fabrics to engineer smart behaviours without using electronics or smart synthetic materials.  These fabrics demonstrate the principles of programmable knitting.



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