Yong Kwon


People's styles and characters are changed by their environment and their relationship throughout their lifetime. However, the garment that we wear has just one look without accessories because once we wear clothing its appearance doesn't change, even though it is an essential medium to express ourselves. This thesis project's main goal is to make a piece of responsive clothing and to provide users the pleasure of creating their own style. When the clothing is an active medium through interactive communication between a wearer and a garment, it will be a responsive living object for a user. By the use of the developing display technology of E ink, which is thin, rugged, flexible, and segmented, a wearer can change various styles that he/she wants anytime and anyplace. When this E ink clothing displays different pattern, users will be able to make various styles with just one garment. In addition, Pattern Changing Clothing will help wearers enjoy expressing their individuality through the activity of changing or creating styles and patterns as individual customization.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Smart materials; Clothing and dress--Technological innovations; Fashion design; Wearable computers

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School of Design (CIAS)


Schweppe, Marla

Advisor/Committee Member

Harris, Michelle


Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works. Physical copy available through RIT's The Wallace Library at: TA418.9.S62 K96 2013


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