Wolf Pack is a concept for a body-centric device which approaches persistent communication between a close group of friends in a new way.
We were inspired by how people communicate with their close friends, in the real world, not particualrly mediated with communication devices. We imagined being able to communicate “in the moment”. But we imagined this to happen preferably without the need of another interface, selection mechanisms and other complexities.
The ideas were prototyped in an ad-hoc body centric way, where pieces were made out of paper, placed on the body for proportions and then the interactions with them were enacted.
The model was formed around a foam mold, which was set to be according to the body through pattern cutting. 3D patterns for the outer covering were then formed on top of this foam model, as shown in the picture, the piece on the right.
The piece was covered with fabric in the end, which were stitched from the 3D patterns. We embedded an LED strip and a moveable shoulder pad, adjustable collar to demonstrate what kind of interactions are possible with this device. The video above provides the context for this project.