Posts Tagged ‘Design’

Galaxy Carrier 802.11

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
Description: Galaxy Carrier is a laptop bag that protects and detects Wi-Fi hotspots. This bag allows designers to find a Wi-Fi hotspot without opening their Laptop. Inspired by the sci-fi cult figure Barbarella, this stylish laptop bag protects their computer on the go. With a simple push of a button the Galaxy Carrier will light up alerting the carrier to a Wi-Fi hotspot. Like all projects in Switch Craft, it was prototyped in muslin, tested, and re-tested before tRead More....

Sewing Patterns

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
Description: Pattern legend and pieces for projects in the Switch Craft book. The legend and patterns are designed for ease of use and accessibility to a wide audience of both sewers and non-sewers. Pattern making and draping skills are utilized to create the patterns by hand, then the images are scanned in and communication design skills are used to generate the final images in Adobe Illustrator. [gallRead More....

iHeartSwitch Blog

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
Description: Switch is a technology life & style blog, which showcases innovative design, fashion and topics from a female perspective. Switch is not just another tech blog about gadgets or digital design, but rather a social look at technology through the genres of fashion, beauty, design and craft. Switch contains interviews with designers from the beauty, fashion, and craft industries, DIY projects for making your own technological creations, and links to articleRead More....

Think of Me Jewelry

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
Description: Wirelessly connected jewelry, created for couples or loved ones who want to share an intimate moment with one another when not together. The technology enables the wearers to use them in the next room, opposite ends of the world, or anywhere in-between. When one piece of jewelry is touched or caressed, it sends a signal to its’ counterpart, which then becomes warm. They are connected via a Bluetooth application on the individuals’ cell phones, thereforeRead More....

SlopeStyle Jacket

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
Description: A jacket concept created in collaboration with Sabine Seymour and Moondial Inc. The prototype jacket allowed photos to be sent from a Bluetooth phone to the jacket as a wearable display. It was displayed at the 2004 Wearables Conference in Washington, D.C. Future features of the jacket are a GPS locator and heat and heart-rate monitor for snowboarder safety. [gallery orderby="rand"]

Dupont Textronics: Wi-fi Detecting Scarf

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
Description: The scarf and letter styling are part of a number of fashion prototypes for a research study on electronic materials and threads. Each line of electronic thread was woven into a garment and attached to a circuit for detecting Wi-Fi in localized areas. The electronic threads acted as switches, telling the circuit to turn on or off the Wi-Fi detection. Display lights were woven inside the garment for a visual cue.  This project also included research into gaRead More....

Closer: Wearables for a Distant Society

Sunday, March 7th, 2010
Description:  Closer is a research project which seeks to understand how interactive fashion can enhance the human touch experience. Each garment responds to the gentle pressure of a friendly human touch by recording each touch and displaying it as light or playing a soothing melody. Both garments have been featured in numerous cyber and wearable fashion shows. A review of this research is published in a special edition journal discussing haptic technologies, by Berg PRead More....