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A Quote from The Book of Tea

"The dynamic nature of their philosophy laid more stress upon the process through which perfection was sought than upon perfection itself. True beauty could be discovered onlly by one who mentally completed the incomplete. The virility of life and art lay in its possibilities for growth. In the tea room it is left for each guest's imagination to complete the total effect in relation to himself." -- Kakuzo Okakura, The Book of Tea

Wearable Form Factor Exploration with Play-Doh

Inspired by Ferran Adrià’s method of visualizing dishes with plasticine food models, I decided to apply the same theory to designing wearables. These are some of the results of an one-hour experiment with my colleague Reuben Vollmer.

Relevant Video:
Tales of Creativity and Play by Tim Brown (talks about using Play-doh as a method of prototyping)


“A designer always has a view on what the context is like, but this is always a guess, a personal view, based on personal experiences. Research with real users serves to provide a richer, more dependable view on situations in which products are or will be used." -- from “Contextmapping: experiences from practice" by Froukje Sleeswijk Visser, Pieter Jan Stappers and Remko van der Lught