Carolina Gil

MDes | 2017


Pattern design for textiles base on graphic representation of the interactions used on mobile devices, emulating the process used by the Wayúu community of La Guajira, Colombia.

The textile design field has being an industry with a long tradition of classic motifs use on the pattern design for fabrics. But now a day, with the use of new techniques for printing production, and the constant change that culture and societies suffer every day, the demand for more innovative, unique and modern design that appeal to all sensibilities and aloud a wide range of applications its being race.

In the modern culture, the use of mobile devices has become more and more important, defining interactions people are part of and creating new ways of communication. Using these as a base, and in order to fulfil the need of new and modern textile design that speaks and communicate to a wide range of people, it is proposed the creation of patterns for textile design, based on the graphic representation of the gestures use in the interaction with mobile devices, in order to create a system of communication that aloud to transmit messages.

The process used in the development of the fabrics is based on the method of graphic representation used by the Wayúu community of La Guajira, Colombia. The method consists in translate element of the environment and daily used, into geometric shapes that constituted the patters use in the creation of objects like hammocks, dresses and bags. For the propose of this research and propose fabric collection, the symbols used were the graphic representation of the gestures TAP and Drag, used by developers such as Apple and Android, and their configuration into new graphic symbols associated with the Latin alphabet letters, in order to create messages and stablish a direct communication between the fabric and the spectator.