Hand Puppet as Means for eTextile Synthesis

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2019-03-17
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en
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7
415-421
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TEI 2019 - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction
Abstract
To situate the skills of the textile designer within the HCI-process, we present a case of a hand puppet with a purpose-woven smart textile pattern. The qualities found in traditional textile design are tacitly synthesized into the eTextile-design process. We see this mentality as having a natural dialogue with HCI-practice. The hand puppet consists of two layers: an inner sensor glove, designed to detect the movements of the user’s fingers, and a woven outer layer that has a touch sensitive user interface integrated into its woven structure. The two interfaces can be operated simultaneously by two separate users; an adult and a child. Our interest is to understand better how the traditional textile design variables can be utilized in the user interface and -experience design. We aim towards the synthesis of woven eTextile design, consisting of user interface design, pattern design, sensor structure design and textile layout design.
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eTextiles, weaving, smart textile design practice, hand-held, soft material
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Pouta , E & Mikkonen , J 2019 , Hand Puppet as Means for eTextile Synthesis . in TEI 2019 - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction . ACM , pp. 415-421 , ACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction , Tempe , Arizona , United States , 17/03/2019 . https://doi.org/10.1145/3294109.3300987