Gentle Protest – Contemplation on an Interactive Tableau

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    Gentle Protest is an environmentally sensitive interactive textile design created with the rationales of critical design practice. Addressing the conference theme [CRITICAL] DESIGN MODES, it attempts to explore the co-creatorship between the designer and audience afforded by interactive textiles with the hybridised mode of designing and creating. Through the encouraged human-artefact engagement and collective meaning signification, Gentle Protest is expected to stimulate introspection and unfold discussion on the context behind the created piece.

    The design practice intersects the ideas of interactivity, metaphoric connotation expression, aesthetics of use, engagement uncertainty, potential ambiguity, and textile craftsmanship to create a dynamic interactive tableau. Embedded with thermochromism and photoluminescence, the designed object responses to external stimuli and performs temporary visual transformations. Equipped with the corresponding aids of engagement, audience are offered the role of co-creator possessing autonomous control over the tableau surface appearance to respond to their individual interpretation of the work and the interaction with it.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 5 Sep 2021
    EventIASDR 2021: [ _ ] With Design: Reinventing Design Modes - Online and Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Duration: 5 Dec 20219 Dec 2021


    ConferenceIASDR 2021
    CityHong Kong
    Internet address


    • Interactive textiles
    • textile design
    • critical design
    • co-design
    • interactivity

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