Unmaking: Enabling and Celebrating the Creative Material of Failure, Destruction, Decay, and Deformation


The access and growing ubiquity of digital fabrication has ushered in a celebration of creativity and ``making.'' However, the focus is often on the resulting static artifact or the creative process and tools to design it. We envision a post-making process that extends past these final static objects --- not just in their making but in their ``unmaking.'' By drawing from artistic movements such as Auto-Destructive Art, intentionally inverting well-established engineering principles of structurally sound designs, and safely misusing unstable materials, we demonstrate an important extension to making --- unmaking. In this paper, we provide designers with a new vocabulary of unmaking operations within standard 3D modeling tools. We demonstrate how such designs can be realized using a novel multi-material 3D printing process. Finally, we detail how unmaking allows designs to change over time, is an ally to sustainability and re-usability, and captures themes of ``aura,'' emotionality, and personalization.

Katherine W. Song
UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States
Eric Paulos
UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States





会議: CHI 2021

The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (https://chi2021.acm.org/)

セッション: Design Tools / Machine Learning / Fabrication / Visual Artifacts in Design and Ideation

[A] Paper Room 04, 2021-05-11 17:00:00~2021-05-11 19:00:00 / [B] Paper Room 04, 2021-05-12 01:00:00~2021-05-12 03:00:00 / [C] Paper Room 04, 2021-05-12 09:00:00~2021-05-12 11:00:00
Paper Room 04
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2021-05-11 17:00:00
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