This project was to create an interactive skirt to showcase the new Nokia handset. I led the Kin team which collaborated with Nokia and fashion designers Fyodor Golan to design and make an interactive skirt that was unveiled as part of London Fashion Week. The team worked closely with Fyodor Golan designing the pattern for the skirt, with strong emphasis on the form, making the final structure a unique sculptural piece in its own right. Custom software was created to link all the 80 individual screens together to create one big screen. The software enabled us to align the screens due to the complex physical form. Still and moving content was designed to work across all the screens, combined with the phones' individual gyroscopes to create a shimmering effect as the model walked.
My responsibilities included working closely with the clients and the fashion designers to create a product that fulfilled both of their requirements and high standards, as well we being innovative and impressive to the fashion and technology audiences. Detailed 3D designs of the skirt in SolidWorks were created, along with design and manufacture (using 3D printing) of the bespoke clips to hold the phones to the framework. I also lead the team to develop the the interaction design for the skirt, specifically focusing on how it reacted to the movement of the model.