By exploring colors and textures of materials, in context, I envision the final design.
When I am dressing robots, I think about how we can better protect robots, socially signal, and show the status of the robot. I also select materials that take advantage of robot movement, so we can see bigger, aesthetic, motion. In addition to aesthetic function, this type of movement visualization can be helpful for knowing how the robot has just moved, or how it is about to move.
Below, you can see an exploration of materials that do and don’t belong on a farm. This was for a project in which I was designing a utility belt for an electric tractor for Farm-ng.