Gold 2020 / Unisex / Slides




  • University
    Pratt Institute
  • Lead Designer
    Chia-yuan Ko
  • Prize
    Gold in Slides
  • Expertise

“AMPB” is the abbreviation for Amphibians; FTW_AMPB project represents a footwear-creation process morphing between two extremes.

Designed as a virtual engine achieving complex form transformation, the prototyping system is semi-parametric and the look of the shoe is controlled by the “Number Slider” on the interface; seamless and continuous variations are displayed on the screen by sliding through the control bar.

The shown model, as one of the possible outputs from the system, possesses heel protection, ventilation and sturdiness defined by its transformation templates.

Photo Credit: Chia-yuan Ko