The students experimented with NiTi shape memory alloys such as springs, memory wire and muscle wire. Theirs tools include conductive threads, power supply, batteries and sewing machines. Apart from the physical prototypes, focused on wearable applications, the students simulated digitally the fabric behavior, using algorithmic design software. For more technical information have a look at the pdf presentation and the paper of the workshop.
shape memory materials
intro to rhino
intro to grasshopper
Day 1 / friday 12:00 – 16:00
Introduction to smart materials and applications. Experimentation with shape memory materials and prototyping of flexible geometries. Concept development of the adjustable garment.
Day 2 / saturday 12:00 – 16:00
Introduction to Rhino and Grasshopper. Test prototyping and digital simulations of the adjustable system.
Day 3 / sunday 12:00 – 16:00
Finalization of the design and fabrication. Documentation of user-centered idea, process, material behavior, and wearable application.
The workshop is open to all participants, no previous knowledge of Rhinoceros, Grasshopper is required (but useful to have basic knowledge of these software programs). Participants must bring their own laptop with a pre-installed Rhino (No additional cost for the participant & can be downloaded as evaluation version, with Grasshopper plugins). Knowledge or skills in garment fabrication are not required but welcome.
Efilena is an architect engineer, studied in the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), with a Master degree in Advanced Architecture from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC). Having developed several interactive projects, her current interest lies in exploring material properties in order to create real time responsive architectural structures.
Grace Jun is researcher and designer at Parsons School of Design. Since working in the mobile IT industry, Grace is focused on user centered design and garment construction with electronics. She is Educational Director of MIT-based OpenStyleLab and founder of Wearshops.
Jaskirat is a polymath designer. His work focuses on the forefront of emerging technologies in interaction design. He is currently researching material technologies and physical interfaces at Parsons School of Design, NY. Jaskirat is interested in sharing meaningful technologies and experiences that open up discussion for creative endeavors amongst makers.
The workshop is going to take place in Parsons – The New School of Design which is located in Union Square New York, USA. The course is part of Parson’s MFA Design & Technology Program, which explores the social and cultural dimensions of technological change. MFA DT is known for its cross-disciplinary collaborations with other studies across Parsons campus, external partnerships and connections with the campus in Paris.
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