basis of research Biological structures and forms can be deconstructed and applied to wearable objects to create novel or functional shapes.
Domains + precedents
n-e-r-v-o-u-s system Domains: Biology, DIY wearables
treemaker origami Domains: 2D->3D forms, DIY
mashallah designs Domains: 2D->3D forms, biology, data viz, DIY wearables
Angela Belcher’s nanotextiles Domains:biology, data visualization
target user profile Category: Fashion/design enthusiasts, particularly DIY community Age: 18-40 Gender: primarily female
questions How do you feel about using molecular structures as the basis for wearable designs? (see examples) Do you have an interest in having the ability to customize the design of things you wear? Do you think there is generally demand for this capability? Why or why not?
feedback Cool/interesting forms Like the idea of making things customized Need better material Need to define constants and variables keep the algorithm constant and let the person dictate which "molecular structure" to go with Customizability but need some simple template that has constraints to play with
Goals for October Test structures in different types of materials Wool Hemp Cotton rope Explore different computerized interfaces for building 2D patterns for 3D objects Research virus-based fabrics