REVERBERATE

Taking inspiration from a master painting from the Mughal Era in North of India and abstracting its visual qualities, summer horizon is a pillow design for residential application that pays tribute to India's rich cultural heritage.

CONTEXT

"Shah Jahan on a Terrace, Holding a Pendant Set With His Portrait" is a mixed reality experience exploring computational creativity, authorship, and encoded accountability. Who is the author of AI generated artwork? And who owns the passive data people shed simply by engaging with the internet? Curative transports you to the atelier of an artificially intelligent artist, allowing you to co-create a piece of artwork that exists at the intersections of the physical and digital worlds.

Keywords 

Design Concept
Design Research
Speculative Design
Material Design
Knitted Textile Design
Interaction Design
Storytelling

PROCESS

​The design process observes a comprehensive analysis of the colors used in the master painting, and abstracts the visual language to form the basis of creating a pillow design.

  • Color grid is a well-balanced composition and a visual analysis in a 6x6 grid that represent the main values of light, midtone and dark in the painting.

  • Color impression - A written analysis of the original artwork

OUTCOME

"Shah Jahan on a Terrace, Holding a Pendant Set With His Portrait" is a mixed reality experience exploring computational creativity, authorship, and encoded accountability. Who is the author of AI generated artwork.

Product in use

Color Impression: 6x6 color grid along with a written analysis of the original artwork

Painting palettes: 13 selected colors simplified to 8 colors and 4 adjacencies

Cut up bar graph: Printed, cut by hand, and grouped colors into strips of textile pattern.

  • Painting palettes are carefully selected colors from the grid, in terms of hue, value and intensity. Even a small accent of color can be a powerful inclusion.

    • Full palette - A visual and emotional assessment of the most important colors used in the painting. 

    • Simplified palette - 6-10 hues that are essential in expressing the color impact of the painting.

  • Adjacencies are strips of significant colors that are touching each other in the painting and will be used as pairings in the final design.

  • Color Bar Graphs are bands of color of the same height, but varying in width depending on proportion of color in painting.

    • Cut up bar graph - Printed, cut by hand, and grouped colors into strips of textile pattern.

    • Simplified bar graph - Scanning and uploading the cut up graph on a computer, graphing only the colors for textile print.

  • Module design is based on essential forms, spaces, shapes and line qualities from the painting and patterns from the time period of the painting that have the same visual language (form, line quality). 

  • Pattern Refinement is abstract, asymmetrical, and freely composed of larger and smaller areas. Done in both grayscale and color. 

PROTOTYPING

"Shah Jahan on a Terrace, Holding a Pendant Set With His Portrait" is a mixed reality experience exploring computational creativity, authorship, and encoded accountability. Who is the author of AI generated artwork? And who owns the passive data people shed simply by engaging with the internet? Curative transports you to the atelier of an artificially intelligent artist, allowing you to co-create a piece of artwork that exists at the intersections of the physical and digital worlds.

Module design: Finalized modules in black outline and color (visible on hover).

Module design: Finalized modules in black outline and color (visible on hover).

REFLECTION

"Shah Jahan on a Terrace, Holding a Pendant Set With His Portrait" is a mixed reality experience exploring computational creativity, authorship, and encoded accountability. Who is the author of AI generated artwork.

OVERVIEW

In the system of classical elements, referred to as Tattva (Sanskrit for ’reality' or 'truth') in India, water is the second most important element of nature; it is in us and all around us, elements that are not only viewed as substances but also as sensory experiences.

Outcome 

Musical Accessory 

B.Des. in Accessory Design Graduation Project

Exhibited at National Institute of Fashion Technology, Chennai

Exhibited at YM Movies Pvt Ltd

Timeline 

November '16 - May '17

My Role 

Industrial Design 

UX Research and Design

Stakeholder Management

Sensory Interaction Design

 

Advisors 

A.R. Rahman, Music Composer

Grace Boyle, The Feelies

Dr. Kaustav SenGupta, Academic Advisor