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  • I. Introduction. What is your thesis concept?
  • IV. Why this design concept? What is so “new” about your concept? What is your motivation? What is your methodology? What are previous explorations in your own work that are leading you here?
  • V. Research: Primary and Secondary. Whose shoulders are you standing on (precedents and influences)? Who are our mentors? Who are you speaking to?
  • Creation of a fractal
  • QuipuMIT Khipu Research Group - http://projects.csail.mit.edu/khipu/NYTimes article on Khipu -http://www.ee.ryerson.ca:8080/~elf/abacus/inca-khipu.htmlpendant cords at any level (top cords, pendants, subsidiaries, etc) have variables of fiber, final twist, end treatment, length, and color. Similarly, all knots on a khipu have a position on a particular string, a type, directionality, and a numerical value.
  • VII. What conclusions have you reached that could be the framework for further explorations? What are alternative or antithetical prototypes that could further push your research? What are your next steps? http://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/
  • Summer Thesis090109

    1. 1. Preliminary Thoughts on MFA DT Thesis 2009 <br />Katherine Lee<br />September 1, 2009<br />
    2. 2. Concept<br />Wearables based on computed mathematical and biological structures, sequences, or principles<br />
    3. 3. Assumptions<br />Mathematical and biological sequences and structures can be created from novel materials while still maintaining the essential integrity of the structure or sequence<br />Applying mathematical and biological logic to the creation of wearables is meaningful or useful<br />
    4. 4. Prototypes<br />
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    7. 7. Why<br />Biology expertise<br />Significance of sequence and chaos logic in nature<br />Limited exploration of these realms in mainstream wearables<br />Lack of validation or otherwise in current design practice<br />
    8. 8. Precedents<br />Fractal based design<br />Technical textiles<br />Data visualization<br />Quipu<br />Geeky knitting<br />
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    13. 13. So then<br />Explore different mathematical and design software that can help me manipulate structures and sequences into physical form<br />Have chats with Sandra Backlund and the Quipu Research group at MIT<br />Read Edward Tufte’s new data visualization book<br />

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