👗 Sustainable Style: The Future of 3D Fashion
A newsletter about design and creativity, and how they contribute to a better world.
Welcome to Edition #33 of HUMAN. For you today, we’ve got:
We interviewed The Fabricant in our latest Look it Up series to explore the world of 3D fashion.
Our progress on how we implement Sustainability, Accessibility and Inclusivity in our design process.
Inspiring links from around the web.
A museum in Tokyo allows visitors to walk on water and become one with the flowers.
The Fabricant on 3D Fashion - Look it up!
Look it up! 👀 is Wonderlands latest blog series exploring the niche and the cutting edge of design and technology - answering all the questions you never dared to ask your designer friends.
With our lives becoming more digital every day, 3D fashion is now a proven way to save time and money while hugely reducing environmental impact. In this first edition of Look it up! Amber Jae Slooten Co-Founder and Creative Director of The Fabricant shares how this 3D fashion world works. From smart contracts and equal revenue splits for content creators and digi-garment workers to the endless creative possibilities involved in this coded world.
How to implement Sustainability, Accessibility and Inclusivity in a design process of a studio like ours?
This is a question we asked ourselves at the beginning of 2023. While we have already been delivering projects for companies that do something good for the world, we are now taking a closer look at our own practice – how exactly do we apply our values in work, step by step? So far, Wonderland has gathered a wealth of SDD knowledge, but conscious design reaches way further than that – we want our work not just to be sustainable, but also more accessible and inclusive.
You could say that the act of design is all about decision-making – and these decisions have consequences. A colour choice can make a certain percentage of people excluded from accessing the content, and a file size multiplied by the number of users opening a page results in a certain amount of CO2 emissions produced.
There are so many things to consider when you want to do good, and we plan to be more conscious of our choices. So, what's on our agenda? We are currently brainstorming and researching all best practices connected to sustainability, accessibility, and inclusivity in brand and digital design. We plan to list and categorise all these solutions for our creative process, hoping this will eventually make the impact of our choices measurable.
Besides this, we will also reflect on our most recent past projects and look into the do-good solutions we could have applied in them.
Once we’re there, we believe new questions will arise, like:
How do we compromise our design vision in order to comply with our goals? Or do we even have to compromise? Or can these guidelines create opportunities for new exciting solutions rather than feel like limitations?
What is the right choice when some of these best practices go against each other? E.g. it is hard to pick a colour palette that will be the most energy efficient while simultaneously being accessible to people with vision impairments.
That’s what we have to figure out. But we will certainly keep you posted on this progress and share our learnings along the way. Do you have any ideas / thoughts on this? We’ll love to hear these.
Safe experiences for kids and parents - Turn drawings into magical characters.
Articles about pointing yourself toward happiness.
Ezra Klein invites you into a conversation on something that matters. How do we address climate change if the political system fails to act?
Hermès v MetaBirkin: NFT trademark stoush heads to trial in Manhattan.
Brightly patterned sweaters trick facial recognition into mistaking people for zebras.
Steve McQueen unveils long-awaited Sunshine State.
The strategy house: how to define a design team’s mission.
Transform your hand-drawn wireframes into editable mockups, high-fidelity UI.
How AI is improving agriculture sustainability in India.
This museum in Tokyo allows visitors to walk on water, become one with the flowers, and immerse themselves in multiple surreal spaces that blend art, technology, and the natural world. Shall we go!?
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