Threads of Comfort
In this project, I try to capture the small everyday choices that bring the feeling of comfort & familiarity. Leveraging the metaphor of sewing, the tactile nature of a cushion & it’s associated affect, I explore ways of surfacing the varied but similar notions of human comfort.
This project consisted of two parts: a live interactive canvas where the audience could enter information and generate their unique data art patterns and personalised fabricated cushion covers from these patterns.
Data as a Means of Inquiry
The project began with the observation that nearly all my peers have moved home & countries to be here. We share common emotions around shifting to and getting acclimated to a new environment, culture, weather & food. The project attempts to surface the small pleasures that have remained constant and are a source of comfort and familiarity.
I conducted open-ended discovery interviews with a few peers to understand their notions around comfort. The qualitative data collected was used to identify & categorise different aspects of comfort. Guided by some of the responses from the interviews, I iterated on different phrases associated with each category & finalised a set of descriptors that felt both broad & complete.
Medium & Metaphor
I generated unique patterns for all my peers to showcase at the exhibition
A snap of the audience trying out the interactive