The first part in a two part series about the lessons learned as a fashion technologist who has researched and worked with both the fashion and wearable tech industries.
Here is the link: http://www.inc.com/springboard/the-marriage-of-wearable-tech-and-fashion-design-how-to-make-it-work-part-1.html
Alison held a fashion hack workshop at Smart Fabrics 2010 that included both the LilyPad Arduino and Aniomagic’s sensors and lights. The attendees only had about 3 1/2 hours to use these tools to create an interactive garment or accessory.
A customized illuminated wedding dress with a soft glowing under skirt, a splash of light on the bodice, and feather-like tendrils of light for Mrs. Julia Howe.
Alison’s electrified living room makes the NY Times Home Section. “Home Crafts Get Wired” by Penelope Green | September 10, 2009
The lighted book cover is a DIY project for MyHome2.0.
Installation and setup of video kiosks and audio/visual orientation room for the re-opening of the Edison Historical Park.
As the visitor begins rowing, a miniaturized boat on the front panel moves up or down in relation to their speed. The small-scale boat moves on a scaled version of the Hillsborough River.
Oversized metal calculator for Waukegan’s children’s library.
WindChill machine for the Denver Museum of Nature & Science Exhibition Health.
Gold plated heart rate sensing machine for Denver Museum, created at Art Guild, Inc.
Pattern legend and pieces created for projects in the Switch Craft book.
Making technology accessible to a wide audience means making it easy to understand through visual imagery. Here are some examples of Alison’s illustrations and diagrams that work in conjunction with the photography and text as reference materials for those new to electronics.