Research emphasizes and critically reviews our visions of where we are headed, and the ways in which new textiles and textile expressions will change our ways of working and living. The Design Lab explores both current and cutting-edge technology. Design, as a driving force, provides direction and meaning to technological development. Technology as a driving force provides the technical prerequisites and possibilities for development. This relationship between technology and design is fundamental to the collaboration between Smart Textiles Design Lab and Smart Textiles Technology Lab.