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Mixed Media

Mi Zhou

An active concept that responds to bird sound when you are out running/ walking/ exploring.
Lockdown has awakened a deeper sense of the benefit of mental health from outdoor pursuits, however, designs for running gear are primarily focused on physical self-optimisation rather than a more holistic approach to wellbeing. Researchers found that birdsong and interaction with birds can be therapeutic when experiencing stress. The patterns of urban bird species also indicate environmental bio-diversity and habitat quality. 
Instantaneous data-sharing in a hyper-connected future could help build a deeper understanding of urban wildlife and opens a whole new way of engaging with outdoor experience.



Degree Details

School of Design

Mixed Media

A textile storyteller with strong skill sets around colour, material and finishing; interested in promoting connections with nature through textiles; and deeply curious about the future world. 

Part 1. Process — Listen/ Collect/ Digitalise

User journey map — Instantaneous data-sharing/ Bird sound classification/ Environmental broadcaster

Explore personal relationship with local birds after a run.
Part 2. Journey Visualisation

Birdsongs data collection

ColourCross-disciplinaryData MappingEnvironmentalExperienceFutureInteractiveInterfaceMixed MediaSportswearSystem
17 July 2020
14:30 (GMT + 0)

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