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The ENDURE project is an EPSRC funded collaboration between Loughborough Design School, Newcastle University School of Engineering, Granta Design and SCIN. The project aims to develop prototype plug-in resources for Granta Design’s CES Edupack materials specification software, and SCIN’s physical and online materials library, to increase designers’ knowledge and literacy of material change (wear, aging, damage, etc.). These resources will overcome limitations of existing material selection resources (libraries, catalogs, databases) which typically neglect sensorial aspects of material change in favor of functional durability, and will enable these aspects of material selection to be incorporated in design education.
The project is led by DR. BEN BRIDGENS OF NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY, AND DR. DEBRA LILLEY AND ADAM DAVIES, of LOUGHBOROUGH