Interaction Design School of Design

Yuqing Wang

(she/her)

Yuqing is an art practitioner, her practice explores the intersection of the digital and physical with the aim of discovering more tangible and interactive experiences.
Through this project, she incorporates digital technology with traditional craftsmanship, exploring the manner in which they interrelate, as well as the aesthetic of the digital tools.

Contact
yuqing2096@gmail.com
Y.Wang9@student.gsa.ac.uk
Works
Integrating digital media into the crafting process
Clay 3D Printing
Video Abstract
Prototyping
Data collection on dance movement

Integrating digital media into the crafting process

In this project, I explored the relationship between digital and handmade craftsmanship, with a focus on ceramics.

Besides using a throwing wheel or other hand-based techniques, different parts and motions of the body can be involved in the crafting process. Through digital technology, the creation process can be taken beyond the workbench.

By wearing sensors, motion data is collected and imported into the software, within which it is transformed into visual representations of the movement, and finally, 3D printed in clay. This produces a series of works that incorporate the patterns to represent the diversity and strength of the movement.

Visualized motion data : Arm Movement ; Strong and Intense. Rhino // Grasshopper
Visualized motion data : Arm Movement ; Strong and Intense. Rhino // Grasshopper
Visualized motion data : Arm Movement ; Light and Smooth. Rhino // Grasshopper
Data import and manipulation Rhino // Grasshopper // Python
Set 'Attraction Curve' that derived from different lists of data points, Reflect and visualize the motion data on the surface of the cylinder. Rhino // Grasshopper
G-code generation Rhino // Grasshopper

Clay 3D Printing

A series of visual representations of the movement (close shot)

Clay 3D Printer // Porcelain // bentonite // H₂O

Video Abstract

Video Documentation (the processes behind the final works). // Premier Pro

Prototyping

Sensor Shell Modeling. Rhinoceros 3D // KeyShot
3D-printed Shell & Casting. PLA material // Plaster // Gelatin // silicon gel
Wearable sensor assembly(electronic parts and Stretchable Shell). Arduino Nano // SD card Module // Conductive Sheet // Copper tape // Mini LED Light

Data collection on dance movement

The dancer who collaborated on the project: Emily Enright;              Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

(Sensors worn on the arm and leg)

Sensor worn on the arm (Not bending)
Sensor worn on the arm (Not bending)
Sensor worn on the arm (Not bending)
Sensor worn on the arm (Slight bending)
Sensor worn on the arm (Slight bending)
Sensor worn on the arm (Strong bending)
Sensor worn on the arm (Strong bending)
Sensor worn on the arm (Strong bending)
Sensor worn on the arm (Slight bending)
Sensor worn on the leg (Not bending)
Sensor worn on the leg (Not bending)
Sensor worn on the leg (Not bending)
Sensor worn on the leg (Strong bending)
Sensor worn on the leg (Slight bending)
Sensor worn on the leg (Slight bending)
Sensor worn on the leg (Slight bending)
Sensor worn on the leg (Slight bending)
Sensor worn on the leg (Slight bending)