Hex Dress, a demonstration project at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Incoming Master of Design students at SAIC spend six weeks in a pre-term bootcamp exploring the how and when of rough and refined design visualization and prototyping. Through daily and weekly projects the class advances digital design skills and gains comprehensive exposure to the fabrication and production capabilities across the school. Students explore approaches to visualization and construction ranging from simple to sophisticated, and exhibit outcomes developed through integrated approaches. In the summer of 2013, the Designed Objects boot camp culminated in a week-long 3D printing intensive, a low- to medium-fidelity laboratory that explored, in part, the idea of ubiquitous 3D printing.
Photo credits - Brian Anderson and Kathie Chung