In May 2012 it was announced that our consortium’s submitted EU proposal were among the 3 out of 32 competing entries that got through the second submission round, meaning that grants were given. A long process of setting up the logistics and securing the fulfilment of the initial concepts followed.
Finally in February 2013 the kick-off of ‘Light.Touch.Matters‘ took place. Light.Touch.Matters is a unique cooperation between product designers, material scientists and the industry, with 17 partners from 9 EU countries. In this project, designers and scientists join forces to develop a new generation of smart materials that can sense touch and movement and respond with light. The fact that the project involves industry secures a steady way towards realisation of the ideas.
Diffus Design is proud to be part of this very skilled consortium and looks forward to do pioneering work over the next 3.5 years under this framework.
A remarkable thing about Light.Touch.Matters is that for the first time EU have called for designers and engineers to collaborate through the whole development process. The idea behind is that the development process will be accelerated and research in materials and physics, user experiences and design skills are the core qualities and driving forces of the project.
This video presents the project and the method of working.
There is 11 science and technology objectives that frame the mission of our consortium:
TheCorsortium members are:
Official press release: LTM press release