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Wenche Lyche

Wenche Lyche


Creativity, product development, ideation, surfacedesign, textiledesign, function and aesthetics is my main aerias of knowledge and performance.
My background is from fashiondesign running my own brand for 12 years with the focus on tailoring for privar customers. I have also experience in commercial design within performance sportswear segment with a high focus on technical functionality, sustainability, quality and joy for great design, details and storytelling.
At Institute for Productdesign my main focus is the textile workshop, the soft workshop as I like to call it and digital textile printing. The workshop has sewing machines, leather crafting aeria, various fabrics available for prototyping, ironboard and a huge table to work on. We resently got a leather sewing machine.
Our digital textile printer develops unique surface patterndesign for prototyping and we have superusers who knows the machine and how to prepare for print and finalisation.
I alos hols courses at Estonia Academy of Art were we forcus on developing unique surface pattern design.

Scientific publications

Andreassen, Kristin; Lyche, Wenche; Haugen, Sigrid (2019). THE DIGITAL WORKSHOP ZONE OF PROXIMAL DEVELOPMENT – STUDENT SHOPPING AMONGST ADVANCED PRODUCTION PROCESSES. von Bohemia, Erik; Kovacevic, Ahmed; Buck, Lyndon; Brisco, Ross; Evans, Dorothy; Grierson, Hilary; Ion, William; Whitfield, Robert Ian (Ed.). DS 95: Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE 2019), University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. 12th -13th September 2019. Chapter 17 - Creativity 3. The Design Society.

Lyche, Wenche; Berg, Arild; Andreassen, Kristin (2018). Parametric Design Thinking about Digital and Material Surface Patterns. Bohemia, Erik; Kovacevic, Ahmed; Buck, Lyndon; Childs, Peter; Green, Stephen; Hall, Ashley; Dasan, Aran (Ed.). Proceedings of E&PDE 2018 - 20th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, Diversity or Conformity, Dyson School of Engineering, Imperial College, London. 6th - 7th September 2018. Section: Creativity and Innovation in Design and Engineering Education. p. 306-311. The Design Society.

Lyche, Wenche; Berg, Arild (2017). Empowerment through Product Design: Digital Textile Pattern Design for Grip Development in Healthcare. Proceedings of E&PDE 2017 - International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education. Building Community: Design Education for a Sustainable Future. Chapter 7 - Ethics and Social Issues in Design Education. p. 568-573. The Design Society.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete