PROJECT IN COLLABORATION WITH INTEL LABS
Using technology to bring more face to face time.
Technology has driven us to be obsessed with screens. Screens have become an integral part of our lives. Now using technology, Stitch attempts at creating more interpersonal experiences.
Technology is supposed to make us more connected.
We can stay in touch with our friends all the time on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr, and, of course, by texting. But are our smartphones actually getting in the way of real socializing?
How do we break the ice for some real socializing
Get dressed up! Time for self expression!
The clothes you choose are sending a message to those around you, but also to you, yourself.
Lets bring the dialog... What is your fashion statement!
Stitch aims to break down the stereotype that physical social interactions and technology are mutually exclusive
Lets use technology to spark conversations and change the idea that a person on their phone or computer can still engage in the world around them
Stitch is a smart fabric patch that displays a person’s aggregated web app updates (such as social media, music, and news article titles or really anything!). It comes in a variety of sizes, but its smallest size is limited to 3”x3” to facilitate readability.
Stitch uses an e-ink to display and users can select from a variety of e-ink colors for their monochrome display.
How it works?
Electronic ink is made up of millions of tiny microcapsules. Each containing positively charged white particles and negatively charged black particles suspended in a clear fluid. When an electric field is applied, corresponding particles move to the top of the microcapsule where they become visible to the viewer. This makes the surface appear white or black at that spot.
The patch can be updated using your smartphone.
STITCH is a concept build on our edited version of Billboard. After 3 months of research we took our Billboard concept and loosened the scope. Looking 10-15 years into the future, our team saw an opportunity to bring physical social interactions and technology together.
to see our edited version of Billboard and the rest of the process that led us to stitch