Dr Amy Winters is currently an Assistant Professor at the department of Industrial Design,TU/e.
Her research examines how the material-turn in HCI allows dynamic materials to express temporal (change-in-time) behaviours, notably in molecular-driven actuators, through theoretical concepts such as “temporal form” and “tension-and-release”, which are typically found in time-based contexts (film, music, dance, games, and storytelling).
Her diverse background includes performance design (Central Saint Martins), the founding of her company Rainbow Winters (interactive materials), and a PhD in Textiles (Royal College of Art). Following her PhD, she worked in education (RCA), where she directed and developed the Textiles “Soft Systems” MA. pathway and served as a visiting lecturer for MA. Innovation Design Engineering.
Rainbow Winters develops soft materials that interact with external influences such as light sound, speed and moisture.
Amy Winters is featured in WIRED, WWB, Vertu Magazine, Trend Hunter, Vice Style, Stylist, The Guardian and Marie Claire. Shows, exhibitions, and presentations include International CES; CREATE, Brown Thomas, Dublin; Made in Future, Milan; Clever Dressing, Dana Centre, London; Science Gallery, Dublin; Hacking Arts, MIT, Boston; The House of Lords.