Taking information (data) about a subject, playing with it and thinking about how it might translate to a quilt is what designing with data is all about. But what are the implications of designing in this way?
What new possibilities for personalisation are created when using data in quilt design?
Does embedding data in quilt design engage new audiences?
What practical challenges arise for the quilter through the data handling process?
What skills are needed to design in this way and how can they be shared or taught?
How can these questions (and others) inform our shared quilting futures?
I'm going to be looking at these questions over the next few months..