Alternative Presents for Dynamic Fabric

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In this paper we investigate how a combination of "speculative" design methods can be used to generate theoretical understandings for dynamic, colour-changing fabrics for garments. Specifically, we combine a first-person, autobiographical, research through design (RtD) approach that draws strategies from speculative design. We call this approach alternative presents, inspired by the work of James Auger, and explore it as a way to generate theoretical propositions for dynamic fabric that emphasize the lived experience over technological innovation. The contributions of this framing are twofold. Firstly, we offer a theoretical contribution to the literature on dynamic fabric. Secondly, we make a methodological contribution for how autobiographical design and RtD can be oriented speculatively to generate intermediate knowledge, with particular emphasis on social-technical aspects.
Originele taal-2Engels
Aantal pagina's14
StatusGepubliceerd - 3 jul 2020
EvenementACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems '20: DIS'20 - Netherlands, Eindhoven, Nederland
Duur: 6 jul 202020 jul 2020
Congresnummer: DIS'20


CongresACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems '20
Verkorte titelDIS '20

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