research concept Biology is a source of myriad well-validated structures & shapes These forms can be deconstructed or abstracted and used as building blocks to create novel wearables and explore unprecedented applications.
design questions How can biological structures and forms be meaningfully deconstructed and applied to wearables? What novel and functional architectures can be created When thinking of these geometries as building blocks, which elements must be held constant and which may be stretched or changed? What applications might there be for such forms in other realms?
domains + precedents
treemaker origami Domains: 2D->3D forms, DIY
mashallah designs Domains: 2D->3D forms, biology, data viz, DIY wearables
Diana Eng’s deployable structures
target user profile Category: Fashion/design enthusiasts, particularly DIY community Age: 18-40
user groups: chictopia.com
Chictopia Poll: Would you wear this if it were made in a more forgiving fabric? 21% yes 24% probably 35% probably not 21% no Total votes: 34
the rest of this month Clay’s scarf (this week) Jen’s balaclava/muffler (this week) Kits for both of these (next week) Hoody Kit for hoody Test the kits at another make party
winterim/next semester develop screen-based interface start my teen modeling career