From Wearables to Soft-Wear: Developing Soft User Interfaces by Seamlessly Integrating Interactive Technology into Fashionable Apparel

Abstract. The development of electronic features for use in apparel has advanced rapidly in recent years, and applications in athletic wear have been particularly successful. However, ‘Smart Fashion’ has not yet been integrated into everyday garments. In this paper we

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From Wearables to Soft-Wear: Developing Soft User Interfaces by Seamlessly Integrating Interactive Technology into Fashionable Apparel

Abstract. The development of electronic features for use in apparel has advanced rapidly in recent years, and applications in athletic wear have been particularly successful. However, ‘Smart Fashion’ has not yet been integrated into everyday garments. In this paper we

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Wearable Networks, Creating Hybrid Spaces with Soft Circuits.

Abstract. With the emergence of augmented eyeglasses, smart watches, and health and performance monitoring wristbands, wearable computing has moved to the cusp of commonplace consumer technology. These technologies continue a trend already observed within mobile technologies, their exclusivity to the

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Wearable Networks, Creating Hybrid Spaces with Soft Circuits.

Abstract. With the emergence of augmented eyeglasses, smart watches, and health and performance monitoring wristbands, wearable computing has moved to the cusp of commonplace consumer technology. These technologies continue a trend already observed within mobile technologies, their exclusivity to the

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Lightning Bug

Lightning Bug is an interdisciplinary design research project, investigating the application of light in the extension of interpersonal communication.   The project is part of a collaboration between the Departments of Intermedia and Fashion Design, Trier University of Applied Sciences.

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Lightning Bug

Lightning Bug is an interdisciplinary design research project, investigating the application of light in the extension of interpersonal communication.   The project is part of a collaboration between the Departments of Intermedia and Fashion Design, Trier University of Applied Sciences.

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Employing Creative Practice as a Research Method in the Field of Wearable and Interactive Technologies

Abstract. With the emergence of relatively accessible programmable microcontrollers, artistic use and designer application of wearable technologies have increased significantly over the last decade. This paper suggests these creations are more than a mere implementation of emerging technologies for creative

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Employing Creative Practice as a Research Method in the Field of Wearable and Interactive Technologies

Abstract. With the emergence of relatively accessible programmable microcontrollers, artistic use and designer application of wearable technologies have increased significantly over the last decade. This paper suggests these creations are more than a mere implementation of emerging technologies for creative

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Bamboo Whisper

Bamboo Whisper is a traditionally crafted, electronically controlled, body-worn device, exploring the theme of tactile sensory input, conveyance and understanding. The wearable translates common speech visibly and audibly through the movement of the reeds on the bamboo headpiece, as well as

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Bamboo Whisper

Bamboo Whisper is a traditionally crafted, electronically controlled, body-worn device, exploring the theme of tactile sensory input, conveyance and understanding. The wearable translates common speech visibly and audibly through the movement of the reeds on the bamboo headpiece, as well as

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The Garden

The Garden was developed as a concept design for Frankfurts candidature as European Green Capital 2012. The sculpture resembles a seedling, with the leaf modelled on the street – map of the city and serves as a display for the citys energy expenditure.

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The Garden

The Garden was developed as a concept design for Frankfurts candidature as European Green Capital 2012. The sculpture resembles a seedling, with the leaf modelled on the street – map of the city and serves as a display for the citys energy expenditure.

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building.blocks

Blending virtual reality with digitized artifacts, building.blocks lets people interact with and co-create public and semi-public spaces. In part inspired by the original Lego and the online game Minecraft, this spatial hybrid projects 3D building blocks onto walls. The blocks can be manipulated using a handheld,

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building.blocks

Blending virtual reality with digitized artifacts, building.blocks lets people interact with and co-create public and semi-public spaces. In part inspired by the original Lego and the online game Minecraft, this spatial hybrid projects 3D building blocks onto walls. The blocks can be manipulated using a handheld,

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Eco-Meter

The Ecometer is a display in three parts intended for domestic use. Inspired by early eighteenth century technology, the display, which indicate water, electricity and gas/oil consumption in a private household, consists of strung-up springs and cylinders containing a colored glass-marble each. The positioning of each

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Eco-Meter

The Ecometer is a display in three parts intended for domestic use. Inspired by early eighteenth century technology, the display, which indicate water, electricity and gas/oil consumption in a private household, consists of strung-up springs and cylinders containing a colored glass-marble each. The positioning of each

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Sarcophagus

An interactive exhibit for the exhibition Armut in der Antike (Poverty in the Antique) at Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Trier. The Sarkophag (engl.: Sarcuphagus), explores the iconography of a 5th century coffin lid, making the intricate early christian carvings accessible to the museum visitors, via a

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Sarcophagus

An interactive exhibit for the exhibition Armut in der Antike (Poverty in the Antique) at Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Trier. The Sarkophag (engl.: Sarcuphagus), explores the iconography of a 5th century coffin lid, making the intricate early christian carvings accessible to the museum visitors, via a

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