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.
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