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General topics: menstrual cycles, menstrual care, intimate and sexual health, biomaterials, feminist HCI, data feminism, textiles & craft
Methods: research through design, interviews, workshops, cultrual probes, prototyping, speculative design, wearables, digital fabrication, biomaterials, crafting, textiles, soft materials
Some specific ideas:
- Design for supporting PCOS and irregular cycles
- Menstrual cycles and environmental pollution → raising awareness of how these two are connected. Unpacking the tension between individual responsibility to avoid toxins and the ever-growing burden of women to live a “clean” life.
- Food an the menstrual cycle → designing tools for syncing menstrual cycle tracking to diet/food nutrition. Unpacking the tensions between wellness trends such as detox, clean eating, and pressure and labor women feel to regulate and normalize their cycles via diet.
- Biomaterials and menstrual care → expanding Biomenstrual project, creating new prototypes of biodegradable menstrual care products
- Vaginal microbiome → designing for noticing vaginal microbiome, culturing petri dishes
- Menstrual cycles sharing → designing for sharing menstrual tracking with partners, friends. reflecting on data privacy.
- Intimate data from menstrual apps, fertility apps, or smart sex toys. Using intimate data to make feminist visualizations/representations. Data feminism. Interviews, workshops, prototyping.
- Menstrual cycles and light → designing for syncing light and menstrual cycles, unpacking tensions between spiritual/magical beliefs and scientific approaches.
- Working with Solo (collaborator company) → helping prototype and designing workshops for exploring the sensations of Solo, a sensory device that combines vibrations, heat and cold. Use of soma design methods
- Craft & technologies. Use of knitting, crochet, textiles.