Critical Making Course Exhibition

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ThumbnailCritical Making students exhibited projects they’d created for their final assignment of the semester at the Jacobs Institute Design Fest on May 7, 2015. From high-tech skirts that critiqued the personal bubble to smart tampons that warn users when they’re leaking, from armor aimed at making wifi signals visible to adventure applications that encourage urban exploration, the student teams pushed the boundaries of recognizable wearable products to ask new questions about our environment through technology. Previous provocations this semester included technologically augmenting the kitchen and human powered transportation.

Congratulations Habitatt (Haley Rowland, Ian Shain, Shubham Garg, Alison Ong, Cecile Basnage), Fluxx (Xio Alvarez, Oscar Segovia, Sangeetha Alagappan, Lia Johnson, Jonathan Eng), Russell (Anna Carey, Mangpo Phothilimthana, Rick Ling, Jonathan Lai, Emily To), SKRT (Andrew Fang, Andrea Deng, Sumer Mohammed, Brian Ly, Tessira Crawford), my.Flow (Katie Chen, Amanda Brief, Drake Myers, Madeeha Ghori, Tomas Vega), Hugwear (Noura Howell, Phoebe Lin, Adam Hutz, Christian Le), Hertzian Armor (Stanford STickney, Baxter Smith, Julia Solano, Corey Short), feeld (Sofia Gutierrez-Dewar, Jasper O’Leary, Yakshu Madaan, Lee Hamstra, Sarah Chasins).

Special thanks go to instructor Eric Paulos, GSI Emily Chen, and Lab Manager Chris Myers.

For more information about the projects, visit: http://make.berkeley.edu

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Critical Making
http://make.berkeley.edu

Critical Making students operationalize and critique the practice of making through both foundational literature and hands on studio culture. As hybrid practitioners, students developed fluency in readily collaging and incorporating a variety of physical materials and protocols into their practice. With design research as a lens, they envision and create future computational experiences that critically explore social and culturally relevant technological themes.

In this final provocation students were challenged to envision and create a landscape of new-wearable interactive technologies. Come experience these future wearable designs.

Habitatt
Re-Ink your habits: tattoos for emotional well-being
Group Members: Haley Rowland, Ian Shain, Shubham Garg, Alison Ong, Cecile Basnage

Fluxx
Filling hospitals with heros
Group Members: Xio Alvarez, Oscar Segovia, Sangeetha Alagappan, Lia Johnson, Jonathan Eng

Russell
Adventure is out there!
Group Members: Anna Carey, Mangpo Phothilimthana, Rick Ling, Jonathan Lai, Emily To

SKRT
Critiquing the personal bubble.
Group Members: Andrew Fang, Andrea Deng, Sumer Mohammed, Brian Ly, Tessira Crawford

my.Flow
The period is silent
Group Members: Katie Chen, Amanda Brief, Drake Myers, Madeeha Ghori, Tomas Vega

Hugwear
Wearable plushies designed to comfort kids
Group Members: Noura Howell, Phoebe Lin, Adam Hutz, Christian Le

Hertzian Armor
Making the Invisible Visible
Group Members: Stanford STickney, Baxter Smith, Julia Solano, Corey Short

feeld
your social sixth sense
Group Members: Sofia Gutierrez-Dewar, Jasper O’Leary, Yakshu Madaan, Lee Hamstra, Sarah Chasins

Previous projects this semester focused on technologically augmenting the kitchen and human powered transportation

ERIC PAULOS • INSTRUCTOR
EMILY CHEN • GSI
CHRIS MYERS • LAB MANAGER