Controlled is a commentary piece on society's usage of smartphones. Inspired by people walking and looking at their smartphones simultaneously, the garment encourages the behaviour while also criticising it. By approaching this controversial issue optimistically, a satirical framework is created for viewers to reflect upon their use of smartphones, questioning whether they are the one controlling their devices, or they are the one controlling us.
(Controlled is a continuation of Safety Overalls.)
Design & Behvaioural Research, Conceptual Development, Speculative Design
Cotton fabric, faux leather, acrylic, electrical components
Year of production
Ong Zi Feng
Jarren Lau Zong Xian
Annissa Atihrah, Sherovn Ong