Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Design

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Michael Hann

Chair of Design Theory

0113 343 3713

Clothworkers' Central Building, Rm. 1.76

Office hours: Office Hours/Feed-back Sessions, Term-time only, academic year 2017-2018: Patterns and Culture (DESN 1575): Wednesday 9-45 am to 10-45 am and Friday 9-45 am to 10-45 am. Design Theory (DESN 2645): Friday 9-45 am to 11-45 am. BA, MA and MSc dissertations: Friday 9-45 am to 11-00 am. PhD students and other scholars: by appointment. All ULITA meetings by appointment, as St Wilfred’s Chapel (adjacent to University of Leeds Business School). Personal tutees are advised to email Professor Hann in the first instance and to agree an appointment.

BA (Leeds) MPhil (Leeds) PhD (Leeds)

Professor Hann has subject expertise is the geometry of design, especially regularly repeating patterns.

Biography

Professor Hann was the founding Head of Design at the University of Leeds (2001 – 2003) and was appointed to the Chair of Design Theory in 2002. He holds three degrees (BA, MPhil and PhD) from the University of Leeds and has been awarded two Fellowships (FTI and FRSA). He was the first appointed Pro-Dean (Research) to the Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications (2003-2004), and is currently the Director of a successful international design archive (www.ulita.leeds.ac.uk), a £1.1m project (opened in 2004) for which he was a key fund raiser. He has substantial overseas experience and has, over the past fifteen years, been the lead academic in various overseas education missions on behalf of the University of Leeds (Turkey, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, USA, Pakistan, China and South Korea). In recent years he has held several invited professorships, at institutions in Seoul, Hong Kong, Brussels, Bandung, Shanghai and St. Petersburg.

Research Interests

Subject interests include fundamental aspects of design geometry and the development of methodologies to synthesis and analyse designs. Recent books include: Structure and Form in Design (Berg, 2012); Symbol, Pattern and Symmetry (Bloomsbury, 2013); Stripes, Grids and Checks (Bloomsbury, 2015). He is working currently on the book Patterns: Design and Composition (to be published by Routledge).

Teaching

He manages two lecture-based core modules as follows:

Teaching

Level Subject
Level 1 DESN 1545 Patterns of Culture (core module)
Level 2 DESN 2640 Design Theory 2 (core module)

Responsibilities

Director of ULITA – An Archive of International Textiles

Publications

Books

  • Hann M (2015) Stripes, Grids and Checks. Bloomsbury Publishing.

  • Hann MA (2013) Symbol, Pattern and Symmetry: The Cultural Significance of Structure. London and New York: Bloomsbury. (Submitted)

  • Hann MA (2012) Structure and Form in Design: Critical Ideas for Creative Practice. London and New York: Berg.

  • Powers K, Hann M, Cousens JA (2009) Patterns of Culture – Tibor Reich: A Life of Colour and Weave. Ars Textrina. Leeds: University of Leeds International Textiles Archive.

  • Coleman H, Hann MA (2008) Patterns of Culture. The Textiles of Bali and Nusa Tenggara. no.38. Leeds: University of Leeds International Textiles Archive.

  • Thomas BG, Hann MA (2007) Patterns in the Plane and Beyond: Symmetry in Two and Three Dimensions. No. 37 in the Ars Textrina series. Leeds: University of Leeds International Textiles Archive.

  • Hann MA, Thomas BG (2005) Patterns of Culture: Decorative Weaving Techniques. monograph 36 in the Ars Textrina series. Leeds: University of Leeds International Textiles Archive.

  • Hann MA (2004) Dragons, Unicorns and Phoenixes - Origin and Continuity of Technique and Motif. University Gallery Leeds.

  • Horne CE, Hann MA (Foreword) (2000) Geometric Symmetry in Patterns and Tilings. Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge.

Journal articles

  • Hann MA (2017) “Structure and form in textile design: curriculum and bibliography”, Journal of the Textile Institute. : 1-9. (Accepted)
    DOI: 10.1080/00405000.2017.1341296, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/118420/

  • Hann MA, Wang C (2016) “Symmetry, ratio and proportion in Scottish clan tartans”, The Research Journal of Costume Culture. 24.6: 873-885.
    DOI: 10.7741/rjcc.2016.24.6.873, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/111116/

  • Hann M, Wang C (2016) “Fast, ethical and sustainable - The challenge for twenty-first century fashion producers”, The Research Journal of Costume Culture. 24.1: 114-117.
    DOI: 10.7741/rjcc.2016.24.1.114, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/97742/

  • Wang C, Hann MA (2015) “Checks, grids and tartans”, The Research Journal of the Costume Culture. 23.5: 922-927.
    DOI: 10.7741/rjcc.2015.23.5.922, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/97534/

  • Hann MA, Nykolyszyn E (2014) “The Changing Fortunes of the Irish Linen Industry – A Case Study of Technological Change and Industrial Decline. Part 2: Capacity, Output and Technological Change’”, Euroflax Newsletter. 2 (42): 6-23.
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/97529/

  • Hann MA (2013) “Origins of central Asian silk ikats”, The Research Journal of the Costume Culture. 21.5: 780-791.
    DOI: 10.7741/rjcc.2013.21.5.780

  • Hann MA, Nykolyszyn E (2013) “The Changing Fortunes of the Irish Linen Industry – A Case Study of Technological Change and Industrial Decline. Part 1: Raw Materials, Processing Arrangements and Innovations”, Euroflax Newsletter. 1.39/40: 7-19.
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/97525/

  • Kim SJ, Hann MA, Lee KH (2013) “Apparel and Food Expenditure in Korea and the U.S.”, ARAHE Journal. 20.1: 1-12.
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/97755/

  • Hann MA, Cousens J, Chepelyuk E, Choogin V (2010) “Geometric disposition of threads in single-layer woven structures”, International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology. 22.1: 35-48.
    DOI: 10.1108/09556221011008794

  • Hann M, Powers K (2009) “Tibor Reich - A Textile Designer Working in Stratford”, Textile History. 40.2: 212-228.
    DOI: 10.1179/004049609X12504376351506

  • Hann M (2009) “Cultural Diffusion, Adoption and Adaptation - Motifs and Patterns in Indonesian Textiles”, The International Journal of Costume Culture. 12.1: 85-92.

  • Hann MA, Thomas BG (2008) “Structure and Form: Proposals for Developments in the Design Curriculum”, Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal. 2.1: 7-20.

  • Hann MA, Thomas BG (2007) “Beyond Black and White: A Note Concerning Three-colour-counterchange Patterns”, Journal of the Textile Institute. 98.6: 539-547.
    DOI: 10.1080/00405000701502446

  • Smith JA, Hann MH (2005) “University of Leeds International Textiles Archive: A resource for industrial designers and scholars”, Textiles Magazine. 32.1: 15-18.

  • Hann MA (2005) “Innovation in Linen Manufacture”, Textile Progress. 37.3: 1-42.
    DOI: 10.1533/tepr.2005.0003

  • Hann MA (2005) “Patterns of Culture: Techniques of Decoration and Coloration”, Ars Textrina. 35: 1-38.

  • Hann MA, Smith JA (2005) “University of Leeds International Textiles Archive: a Resource for Industrial Designers and Scholars”, Textiles Magazine. 32.1: 5-18.

  • Hann MA, Cho B (2005) “Technological change in industrial development. A case study of the Korean man-made fibres industry”, Journal of the Textile Institute. 96.4: 227-235.

  • Hann MA (2004) “Resist Dyeing and Patterning - An Explanation of Alternatives”, The Nordic Textile Journal. : 60-71.

  • Hann MA (2003) “The Fundamentals of Pattern Structure. Part I: Woods Revisited. Part II: The Counterchange Challenge. Part III: The Use Of Symmetry Classification as an Analytical Tool.”, Journal of the Textile Institute. 94.1-2: 53-88.

  • Hann MA, MacGillvray MS (2003) “The Fashion Consumer in the Global Marketplace”, Textile Progress. 33.3: 1-47.

  • Hann MA (2003) “Conceptual Developments in the Analysis of Patterns. Part One: The Identification of Fundamental Geometrical Elements”, The Nordic Textile Journal. 1: 32-43.

  • Hann MA (2003) “The Fundamentals of Pattern Structure. Part III: The Use of Symmetry Classification as an Analytical Tool”, Journal of the Textile Institute. 94 Part 2.Nos 1 and 2: 81-88.

  • Hann MA (2003) “Conceptual Developments in the Analysis of Patterns. Part One: The Identification of Fundamental Geometrical Elements. Part Two: The Application of the Principles of Symmetry.”, The Nordic Textile Journal. 3: 32-49.

  • Hann MA (2003) “The Fundamentals of Pattern Structure: Part 1: Woods Revisited”, Journal of the Textile Institute. 94 part 2.1 and 2: 53-65.

  • Hann MA (2003) “Conceptual Developments in the Analysis of Patterns Part Two: The Application of the Principles of Symmetry”, The Nordic Textile Journal. : 44-49.

  • Hann MA (2003) “The Fundamentals of Pattern Structure Part II The Counter-change Challenge”, Journal of the Textile Institute. 94 Part 2.Nos 1 and 2: 66-80.

  • Hann MA, Scivier J (2000) “Layer Symmetry in Woven Textiles”, Ars Textrina. 34: 81-108.

  • Docherty CA, Hann MA (2000) “Stylistic Change in Womenswear Products. A Re-appraisal”, Journal of the Textile Institute. 91.part 2 No 1: 127-142.

  • Tantiwong P, Cassidy T, Hann MA (2000) “Symmetry in Thai Textile Patterns”, Ars Textrina. 34: 1-28.

  • Scivier J, Hann MA (2000) “The Application of Symmetry Principles to the Classification of Fundamental Simple Weaves”, Ars Textrina. 33: 29-50.

  • Docherty CA, Hann MA (1994) “Stylistic Change in Womenswear Products, Part II: The Relationship Between Hem Length and various Economic Indicators”, Journal of the Textile Institute. 85.2: 283-287.

  • Hann MA, Docherty CA (1993) “Stylistic Change in Womenswear Products, Part I: A Quantitative Analysis of Hem Length Variations, 1946 1990”, Journal of the Textile Institute. 84: 227-236.

  • Hann MA (1992) “Symmetry in Regular Repeating Patterns: Case Studies for Various Cultural Settings”, Journal of the Textile Institute. 83: 579-590.

  • Hann MA, Thomson GM (1992) “The Geometry of Regular Repeating Patterns”, Journal of the Textile Institute. : 1-62.

Chapters

  • Hann MA (2017) “Stripes and Checks”, In: Mateus-Berr R; Reitstatter L (eds.) Art and Design Education in Times of Change. Edition Angewandte. Vienna: de Gruyter. 25-29
    DOI: 10.1515/9783110528329-016, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/118423/

  • Hann MA, Thomas BG (2010) “The recognition, differentiation and classification of regular repeating patterns in textiles”, In: Chen X (eds.) Modelling and Predicting Textile Behaviour. Woodhead Publishing series for textiles no. 94. Woodhead Publications. 422-456

  • Hann MA, Wells K (2001) “The Dyers' Craft. Resist Patterned Textiles”, In: Gallery TU; 2000 (eds.) The Dyers' Craft. Resist Patterned Textiles. The University Gallery, 2000.

Conference papers

  • Hann M (2014) Sustainability in Textiles and Fashion – The Current Challenge. CIRAT-6 Proceedings: Sixth International Conference of Applied Research on Textiles Monastir University, Tunisia.: 26-28.
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/97745/

  • Humphrey AE, Hann MA (2012) The Analysis of Geometric Decorative Motifs in the Identification of Cultural Diffusion. 1st International Congress for Young Researchers in the Humanities (Unpublished)

  • Hann MA, Humphrey A (2012) Steps Towards the Analysis of Geometric Decorative Motifs Using Shape-matching Techniques. Bridges Towson Proceedings: Bridges Towsonh Proceedings 2012 Phoenix: Tessellations Publishing.: 495-498.

  • Hann MA (2011) The Pazyryk Carpet. A Stylistic Appraisal Of the Deep-frozen Treasure From Kurgen Number Five in the High Altai. Oriental Carpet and Textile Studies. International Conference on Oriental Carpets. Selected Papers From ICOC, Washington and Istanbul London: ICOC.: 85-94.

  • Hann MA, Nicholson E (2011) Inventions and Other Developments Associated with the Heritage Textile Industries of the British Isles. 2011 International Textiles and Costume Congress Bandung: Institut Teknologi Bandung.: 6-8.

  • Hann MA, Humphrey A, Lee SR (2010) CULTURAL INTERACTION AND EXCHANGE, EXPRESSED THROUGH THE GEOMETRY OF INTERLOCKING KEY PATTERNS. East of the West - West of the East. New Approaches in Art and Design Proceedings: 'International Symposium. East of West - West of East'. Istanbul: Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts.: 353-362.

  • Hann MA, Kim EH (2010) 'Visual Illusion and Expectation: A Review of the Principles of Gestalt Psychology and their Relevance to Marketing and Advertising'. 2010 KAMS Fall International Conference: Marketing on the Move Seoul: Korean Academy of Marketing Science (KAMS).: 85-87.

  • Hann MA, Humphrey A (2010) Key patterns of east and west: their construction and classification.. The Costume Culture Association and Ars Textrina 2010 International Conference and Exhibition. East Meets West - Cultural Interaction and Exchange through Clothing and Textiles. Proceedings: The Costume Culture Association 2010 International Conference Proceedings Seoul: Costume Culture Association (Korea).: 73-74.

  • Hann M (2009) Cultural Diffusion, Adoption and Adaptation: Motifs and Patterns in Indonesian Textiles. 'Global Fashion and Multi-culturalism' Proceedings: 2009 International Conference and Exhibition 'Global Fashion and Multi-culturalism' Proceedings Shanghai: Costume Culture Association of Korea and Donghua University.: 16-26.

  • Thomas BG, Hann MA (2008) Patterning by Projection: Tiling the Dodecahedron and other Solids. Bridges Leeuwarden Tarquin Publications.11th Annual Bridges Conference: 101-108.

  • Hann MA, Thomas BG (2008) Pattern by Design – Not by Chance. Bridges Leeuwarden. Mathematical Connections in Art, Music and Science Tarquin Publications.11th Annual Bridges Conference

  • Hann M (2008) Fast, Ethical and Sustainable – The Fashion Direction for the Twenty-first Century. Korean Society for Fashion Business International Conference. Fast Fashion in the Korean Context Proceedings: Fast Fashion in the Korean Context Seoul: The Korean Society for Fashion Business.: 44-60.

  • Lee SR, Kim JS, Hann M (2008) Sensory Image Differences Between Motifs in Fabric Form and Dress Form. 2008 International Costume Culture Conference Proceedings: Strategic Alliance Between Multiculturalism and the Fashion Industry Tsinghua University: Costume Culture Association (Korea), Korean Research Foundation (Seoul), Seoul Business Agency.: 173-174.

  • Hann MA, Thomas BG (2007) Beyond the Bilateral: Symmetry in Two-dimensional Design. Emerging Trends in Design Research: International Association of Societies of Design Research Hong Kong: Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

  • Thomas BG, Hann MA (2007) Fundamental Principles Governing the Patterning of Polyhedra. Emerging Trends in Design Research: International Association of Societies of Design Research Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

  • Hann MA, Thomas BG (2007) Breaking the Barriers - Accessing Theoretical Perspectives on the Road to Structure and Form. Flux: Design Education in a Changing World: 5th DEFSA International Conference Cape Town, South Africa: Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

  • Hann MA, Thomas BG (2007) Structure and Form in the Design Curriculum. Bridges Donostia: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music and Science Tarquin Publications.: 161-168.

  • Thomas BG, Hann MA (2007) Patterned Polyhedra: Tiling the Platonic Solids. Bridges Donostia: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music and Science Tarquin Publications.: 195-202.

  • Hann MA, Thomas BG (2006) The Search for Structure, Form and Performance. 11th International Wool Research Conference University of Leeds.

  • Russell SJ, Hann MA (2005) Complex Geometric Patterning of Woven Fabrics by Incident Water Jets and Support Surface Interactions. Proceedings: ARS Textrina: Form, Materials and Performance ULITA, The University of Leeds.: 1-6.

  • Hann MA, Russell SJ (2003) Minding the Gap - The Principles and Applications of Regular Tessellations. Proceedings: INTEDEC Fibrous Assemblies at the Design Engineering Interface, Session 5A, Heriot Watt University INTEDEC Fibrous Assemblies at the Design Engineering Interface, Session 5A, Heriot Watt University.

  • Hann MA (2003) Access aspects of a newly funded project. Proceedings: Annual National Conference of Curators of Textiles and Costume, Museum of London Annual National Conference of Curators of Textiles and Costume, Museum of London.

  • Mason CA, Hann MA (2002) Geometrical Characteristics of the Pazyryk Carpet. Proceedings: Ars Textrina Conference, University of Indiana, 2002 Ars Textrina Conference, University of Indiana, 2002.

  • Cho B, Hann MA (2002) Technology Change in the Korean Textile and Clothing Industry. Proceedings: Ars Textrina Conference, University of Indiana, 2002 Ars Textrina Conference, University of Indiana, 2002.

  • Hann MA (2000) The University of Leeds International Textiles Archive: The Establishment of a Design Resource for Scholars and Industrialists. Proceedings: International Costume Culture Conference, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea International Costume Culture Conference, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea.: 26-28.

  • Hann MA, Scivier J (2000) Layer Symmetry Analysis of Single Cloth Structures. Proceedings: Ars Textrina Conference , University of Leeds Ars Textrina Conference , University of Leeds.

  • Hann MA (2000) Symmetry in Two-dimentional Design. A review of its use in the analysis and synthesis of regular repeating pattern. Proceedings: Proceedings of the International Conference: Textiles: Research in Design and Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania Proceedings of the International Conference: Textiles: Research in Design and Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania.: 14-18.

  • Hann MA, MacGillvray MS (2000) The Internationalisation of Fashion Consumption. Challenges for the Twenty-first Century. Proceedings: 2000 International Costume Culture Conference, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea 2000 International Costume Culture Conference, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea.: 13-25.

Internet publications

  • Thomas BG, Hann MA (2005) Ars Textrina International Textiles Conference. ‘Form, Materials and Performance’ Abstracts.. University of Leeds International Textiles Archive (ULITA).

  • Hann MA, Humphreys A University of Leeds International Textiles Archive. Clothworkers’ Foundation Research Database..

Exhibitions

  • Hann M Bali and the Islands of the Southeast: An Exhibition of Indonesian Textiles from Bali and Nusa Tenggara'.

  • Hann MA Patterns of Culture - Techniques of Decoration and Coloration.

  • Hann MA, Wells K The Dyers' Craft.

Others

  • Hann MA, Smith JA (2008) Patterns for Designers. Leeds: Media Innovations Ltd.

Artefacts

  • Hann MA, Lin X (1995) Symmetry in Regular Repeating Patterns. The University Gallery, Leeds.

  • Hann MA, Senturk CA, Thomson GM (1995) The Pesel Embroideries. The University Gallery, Leeds.

  • Hann MA, Thomson GM (1993) Unity in Diversity: The Textiles of Indonesia. The University Gallery, Leeds.

  • Hann MA, Thomson GM (1993) Unity in Diversity: The Textiles of Indonesia. The University Gallery and Bretton Hall College, Leeds, 130 pieces, 22/2/93-26/3/93.

Posters

  • Humphrey AE, Hann MA 'Maori-style' Jewellery in British Fashion.

Scholarly editions

  • Hann MA (2004) The University of Leeds International Textiles Archive. Oxford Asian Textile Group Newsletter.

Research Centres & Groups

Professor Hann is a frequent reviewer and assessor for major grant awarding organisations (such as the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Leverhulme Trust), and was appointed recently to the panel of experts informing the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACA) of the European Commission, under the three parent Directorates of Education and Culture, Information, Society and Media, and European Aid Cooperation Office. He has been an adviser to the Professorial Promotions Panel, University of California at Davis, USA (2009), and a member of the Higher Doctorates Committee of the University of Leeds since 2004. He is a Member of the International Editorial Board of the Journal of the Textile Institute (2004-present), President of Ars Textrina (2000 – present) and founding President of the International Textiles and Costume Congress (2011 – present). Over the past decade, he has supervised a total of twenty- four PhD theses and has examined an equivalent number for other institutions, including Brunel University (London); Heriot Watt University (Edinburgh); Manchester Metropolitan University; University of Manchester Business School; University of Manchester School of Material Sciences; Bradford University; University of Wales Institute (Cardiff); De Montfort University (Leicester); Hanyang University (Seoul, Korea); Griffith University (Brisbane, Australia); Politecnico Milano (Italy).

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