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Andrews research experiences are integral to his art, design, and learning and teaching practice. Through practice based research and collaboration with academic and industry partners he uses interactive tools and innovative methods that advance traditional art and design approaches. Andrews recent work explores experimental approaches to learning and teaching, that attempts to make space for the diverse experience, and tacit skills of the learner through, and around the use of real spaces, and 3D virtual interactive tools and virtual environments. Both his individual and collaborative research has been published in art & design journals and he has presented widely at UK, and at international art, design & architecture conferences.
His industrial experience includes; design colourist, in-house studio and free-lance textile designer for interiors and fashion markets, and materials innovation and production of flexible and rigid PVC compounds for the automotive, medical, aeronautical, interiors, fashion accessories and footwear markets.
Research & Scholarship
Andrew has sourced, introduced and applied a range of 3D and virtual technologies within FE & HE fashion, clothing, textiles, architecture, product and design business courses in the UK. Using experimental methods to adapt and integrate technologies into Fashion, clothing and textiles has been the focus of recent research work; these technologies include, 3D CAD, 3D CG, haptic and motion capture tools, rapid prototyping production and interactive virtual interfaces applied for a range of research, practice and pedagogic applications to link art & design education with industry.
Publications and Other Research Outputs
Taylor, A. and Unver, E. (2014) ‘3D Printing- Media Hype or Manufacturing Reality: Textiles Surface Fashion Product Architecture.’. In: Textiles Society Lecture , 17th February 2014, Textile Centre of Excellence, Huddersfield UK
Taylor , A (2013) 3D Materials & Prototypes: A practice based researcher experience in education [Teaching Resource]
Taylor, A., Lewis , L. and Ward, G. (2013) ‘Research into 3D Printed Materials & Methods: An exploratory practice based approach into the application of 3D technologies for textile & surface design ’. In: Materials Coloration - past, present and future of textile printing, Wednesday 13th February 2013, University of Huddersfield , pp. 1-43
Taylor , A., Unver, E., Armstrong , B., Ward, G., Agnew, A., Hughes-McGrail, D. and Argyrou , a. (2013) ‘3D digital technologies: Sculpting, modelling & construction of patterns for costume & clothing ’. In: The First International Symposium for Creative Pattern Cutting, 6th - 7th February 2013, University of Huddersfield , pp. 1-45
Taylor, A (2013) ‘Experiential learning in 3D technologies : A presentation of reflective student narratives ’. In: School of ADA Teaching & Learning Conference 2013, 9th January 2013, University of Huddersfield , pp. 1-50
Taylor, A. and Unver, E. (2012) Video narrative of Virtual reconstruction of Stonehenge [Video]
Unver, E. and Taylor, A. (2012) ‘Virtual Stonehenge Reconstruction’. In: 4th International Euro-Mediterranean Conference (EuroMed 2012), Cyprus, 29 October - 3 November 2012
Unver, E. and Taylor, A. (2012) ‘Virtual Stonehenge Reconstruction’. In: Progress in Cultural Heritage Preservation. : Springer. pp. 449-460. ISBN 978-3-642-34234-9
Taylor, A., Unver, E. and Benincasa-Sharman, C. (2012) ‘Hyper naturalism and simulacra in Stonehenge art’. In: 4th International Euro-Mediterranean Conference (EuroMed 2012), Cyprus, 29 October - 3 November 2012
Taylor, A. and Unver, E. (2012) Biomimetic radiolarian lamp prototypes [Artefact]
Taylor, A. and Unver , E. (2012) Stonehenge fire effects [Artefact]
Armstrong , B., Unver, E. and Taylor, A. (2012) ‘Sketching in digital clay: Digital sculpture for costume design visualization’. In: DRN Drawing Research Network conference 2012, 10-11 September 2012, School of the Arts/Loughborough Design School, Loughborough University
Conlon , J. and Taylor, A. (2012) ‘Innovating the collaborative future of global fashion business ’. In: Designs on E-Learning International Conference - Cloud and Crowd: Towards a collaborative future, 7th September 2012, University of the Arts, London.
Bailey, R., Taylor, A. and Lewis, L. (2012) ‘Themes of drawing and digital context: student engagement with theory and practice using the tool of the integrated learning portfolio’ Networks (18). ISSN 1756-9648
Fairley, R., Harris, J., Miles, J. and Taylor, A. (2012) ‘Fabric and Matter: Conversations in Concrete’. In: The international Conference for Flexible Formwork 2012 , 27th - 29th June 2012, University of Bath
Taylor, A. and Unver, E. (2012) ‘Practice based 3D Biomimetry Design Research: Sea Star Lamp Concept’. In: Ecobuild 2012, , March 20-22nd. 2012, ExCel, London
Taylor, A. and Unver, E. (2012) ‘Practice based 3D surface design research: Zooplankton Lamp & Particle fluid lamp’. In: Surface Design Show 2012, Februrary 7-9 2012, Business Design Centre, Islington. London
Unver, E. and Taylor, A. (2012) Digital Stonehenge Illustrations [Artefact]
Taylor, A., Harris, J., Unver, E. and Lewis, L.(2011) Exhibition of materials thinking and research: Digital 3D Modelling & Additive Prototypes of Surface Materials. [Show/Exhibition]
Till, R., Taylor, A. and Unver, E. (2011) ‘Stonehenge Ritual Sound’. In: Palaeophonics: a live multimedia performance event , 27 May 2011, George Square Theatre, Edinburgh.UK
Taylor, A., Unver, E. and Till, R. (2011) ‘Ritual Fire at Virtual Stonehenge’. In: Research Festival 2011(Research Poster Competition) University of Huddersfield, 28 March - 2 April 2011, University of Huddersfield
Taylor, A., Harris, J., Unver, E. and Lewis, L.(2011) Extraordinary 3D Surface Materials: A practice based exhibition of 3D learning artefacts and prototypes. [Show/Exhibition]
Till, R., Taylor, A. and Unver, E. (2010) ‘Digital 3D model reconstruction of Stonehenge phase 3c’. In: TAG 2010: The 32nd Annual Conference of the Theoretical Archaeology Group, 17-19 December 2010, University of Bristol, UK
Taylor, A., Unver, E. and Till, R. (2010) ‘Modelling Stonehenge: An interdisciplinary digital approach to 3D interactive storytelling ’. In: TAG 2010: The 32nd Annual Conference of the Theoretical Archaeology Group, 17-19 December 2010, University of Bristol, UK
Unver, E. and Taylor, A. (2010) ‘3D Realisation of Cultural Heritage UNESCO world heritage site in Saltaire, Bradford’. In: Virtual Heritage 2010, 22nd - 23rd March 2010, Bangor, UK
Unver, E., Taylor, A. and Hughes, D. (2010) ‘Poster Paper: Editable Artefact: Stonehenge Megalithic Puzzle Project’. In: University of Huddersfield Research Festival 2010 , 8-18 March 2010, Huddersfield University
Taylor, A. and Unver, E. (2009) ‘An art and design perspective: The development of a 3D interactive Saltaire UNESCO world Heritage site.’. In: The 10th International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage VAST (2009), 22nd - 25th September 2009, St Julians, Malta , pp. 98-102
Kus, A., Unver, E. and Taylor, A. (2009) ‘A comparative study of 3D scanning in engineering, product and transport design and fashion design education’ Computer Applications in Engineering Education , 17 (3), pp. 263-271. ISSN 1061-3773
Unver, E. and Taylor, A. (2009) ‘Educational Online 3D Workshop Simulations ’. In: SimTecT 2009 Conference Proceedings. : Simulation Industry Association of Australia. . ISBN 0977525767
Taylor, A. and Varley, R. (2008) ‘Embodiment in 3D virtual retail environments: Evolving the perceptions of collaborative art and design research as avatars’. In: ReLIVE 08: Researching Learning in Virtual Environments, 20th - 21st November 2008, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK , pp. 310-323
Taylor, A. and Varley, R. (2008) ‘Embodiment in 3D virtual retail environments: exploring perceptions of the virtual shopping experience. ’. In: The body: connections with fashion conference proceedings 2008 . : IFFTI Conference . . ISBN 9781921426186
Taylor, A. and Unver, E. (2007) ‘Mutating the realities in fashion design: virtual clothing for 3D avatars’. In: Extreme Fashion: Pushing the Boundaries of Design, Technology and Business: Conference Proceedings 2007 (IFFTI Conference Proceedings). : Centre for Learning and Teaching in Art and Design (CLTAD). pp. 362-378. ISBN 9780954143978
Unver, E. and Taylor, A. (2007) ‘Exploring and developing interactive 3D learning environments for art & design education ’ Teaching and Learning Matters , Spring (Issue 2).
Unver, E. and Taylor, A. (2007) ‘Creating 3D virtual spaces in art and design education’. In: Teachers academy papers. : University of Brighton. pp. 93-97. ISBN 9781905593071
Taylor, A., Unver, E. and Hales, D. (2006) ‘Interactive 3D architectural buildings for web based design education’. In: Studio Culture 4 - Studio Futures, 18th -19th December 2006, Manchester School of Architecture
Unver, E. and Taylor, A. (2006) ‘The development of educational 3D virtual interactive learning environments’. In: Teaching & Learning Conference, 15th September 2006, University of Huddersfield
Taylor, A. and Unver, E. (2005) ‘An experimental study to test a 3D laser Scanner for body measurement and 3D virtual garment design in Fashion education’. In: Wearable Futures Hybrid Culture in the Design and Development of Soft Technology. : University of Wales. pp. 1-14. ISBN 978-1-899274-34-5
Taylor, A., Unver, E. and Worth, G. (2003) ‘Innovative potential of 3D software applications in fashion and textile design ’ Digital Creativity , 14 (4), pp. 211-218. ISSN 1462-6268
Taylor, A., Unver, E. and Worth, G. (2003) ‘Innovative potential of 3D software applications in fashion and textile design’. In: CADE 2003, 22-25th April 2003, Hull School of Art and Design
Taylor, A. and Bond, T. (1999) ‘An Investigation into Pattern Design & Construction In a 3D virtual Environment ’. In: Fit for Profit A Conference on Pattern Technology and its Teaching, 1st July 1999, Manchester, UK , pp. 1-12
Research Degree Supervision
If you are considering a PhD in ADA, here are a selection research areas Andrew is able to supervise:
- 3D CG/CAD/CAM technologies in fashion &textiles design etc.
- Digital technologies in art, design &architecture
- Design and Construction of virtual fashion
- Experimental and collaborative practice in virtual spaces
- Motivations, emotions and other types of behaviour in virtual environments
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