DECOMPOSITION AS DESIGN:

Scaffolding as an Alternative Design and Creative Process

Overview: 

This is a Research through Design (RtD) project exploring alternative creative processes to add characteristics, functions, aesthetics, and sustainability into design. Drawing from the natural process of decomposition and the theoretical concept of natureculture, we conducted a series of ceramic experiments to identify four actionable design tactics-- fragmenting, aging, liberating, and tracing-- to design with and through nature. 

Methods: 

  • Research through Design

  • Design inventory

  • Interaction criticism

  • Making and crafting

Collaborators:

Jeffrey Bardzell, Shaowen Bardzell, Chase Gamblin, Wei Tseng

 

Publications: 

Szu-Yu (Cyn) Liu, Jeffrey Bardzell, and Shaowen Bardzell. 2019. Decomposition as Design: Co-Creating (with) Natureculture. In Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction: TEI '19. (acceptance rate: 23.8%) ** AWARDED HONORABLE MENTION!

© 2020 Szu-Yu (Cyn) Liu