Satisfying a conversation with materials for dynamic fabrics

Angella Mackey, Ron Wakkary, Stephan Wensveen, Annika Hupfeld, Oscar Tomico

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Schön describes the way a designer engages with their materials as a "conversation". In clothing design this typically involves tangible and situated actions such as draping, ripping, and cutting-actions that evoke responses from the fabric at hand. Dynamic fabrics-surface-changing fabrics that combine digital and physical states-are still novel fashion-design materials. When working with the digital, intangible qualities of these fabrics, how does a dialogue unfold for designers accustomed to working physically with fabrics? In this paper we examine the design process of Phem, a collection of garments that use dynamic fabrics that function similarly to augmented reality. We reflect upon the improvisations required to satisfy a productive dialogue with the digital forms of these materials. We conclude with a discussion that proposes revisiting Schön's notion of a conversation in the context of digital forms, and use Ingold's perspectives on making to inform this inquiry.

Originele taal-2Engels
TitelDIS 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference
Plaats van productieNew York
UitgeverijAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Aantal pagina's12
ISBN van elektronische versie978-1-4503-5850-7
StatusGepubliceerd - 18 jun. 2019
Evenement2019 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems - San Diego, CA, USA, San Diego, Verenigde Staten van Amerika
Duur: 23 jun. 201928 jun. 2019


Congres2019 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems
Verkorte titelDIS '19
Land/RegioVerenigde Staten van Amerika
StadSan Diego
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