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Data & Interaction Design
April - July 2022

Oribaggu gives the user full freedom. This product reflects the value of curiosity. The user is able to explore the fabric, how the lines meet, the colors and the transparencies among others. One of the definitions of curiosity according to the Cambridge Dictionary is something that is interesting because it is rare and unusual, which is exactly what this bag encompasses.

One of the goals in this design was not only sparking curiosity in the user, but those around them. By having the transparency sections, the user can decide to show what they are carrying, invoking curiosity of others as they can look inside the bag, which is usually something private. Another exploration users can make is with the plane itself. As origami has shown, one square of paper can render millions of ideas, which each fold leaving its story behind. This is something that invokes creativity in the user, if they are not using it as a bag, they can fold it up in different shapes and exhibit it in their house.

To explore curiosity, to discover something that is unknown, the internet is used. Linking this technology to the theme.  For this reason, Google's search engine data was used to compute the patterns and designs. What do you think the data represents?

The aim of the course was to produce materials and digital objects through multiple material explorations and experiments. I learned about multiple computational design techniques, learning how to combine my skills to combine technology with the physical world.

I decided to take this course based on my past internship at Iris van Herpen. Fashion is something that has always interested me, but what I realized that it's the creation and manipulation of the fabrics. In this course, I was able to work in the wearable senses lab, where I worked with embroidery machines, sublimation printing and fabric manipulation. All of this has allowed me to better understand the machines and everything they offer.