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  • Add slide in about the 3 things: kit, interface, different piecesTalk about how mine is viruses/molecular v. dianaeng’sBring kit to presentation, along with Thai’s hat
  • Explore the relationships that arise from using molecular forms in wearables. What unique shapes can be achieved?
  • 2D->3D, Robert Lang
  • Biology, DIY, 2D->3D

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  • 1. crystallized
    Katherine Lee
    12.08.09
  • 2. concept
  • 3. research concept
    Molecular 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.
  • 4. 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?
  • 5. viruses
    Helical
    Polyhedral
    Enveloped helical
    Enveloped polyhedral
  • 6. methodology
    Some stock developed pieces
    Screen-based interface
    Physical kit
  • 7. domains + precedents
  • 8. treemaker origami
    Domains: 2D->3D forms, DIY
  • 9. n-e-r-v-o-u-s system
    Domains: biology, fashion, DIY
  • 10. mashallah designs
    Domains: 2D->3D forms, biology, data viz, DIY wearables
  • 11. Diana Eng’s deployable structures
    Domains: 2D->3D forms, biology (plant), fashion
  • 12. prototypes
  • 13.
  • 14.
  • 15.
  • 16.
  • 17.
  • 18. =
    +
    +
    =
  • 19. users
  • 20. target user profile
    Category: Fashion/design enthusiasts, particularly DIY community
    Age: 18-40
  • 21. user groups: chictopia.com
    Gender
    Male: 43%
    Female: 57%
    Age
    18-34: 37%
    35-49: 39%
    23,900 visitors/day (32,400 visits/day)
    410,300 visitors/month (916,000 visits/month)
  • 22. testing
  • 23.
  • 24. Chictopia Poll:
    Would you wear this if it were made in a more forgiving fabric?
    21% yes
    17% probably
    38% probably not
    23% no
    Total votes:47
  • 25. next steps
  • 26. 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
  • 27. winterim/next semester
    develop screen-based interface
    start my teen modeling career
  • 28. Thank you