DXARTS 490B: E-textiles & Wearables for Art & Design - Spring 2017

DXARTS 490B is an introductory course to electronic textiles, soft-circuits and wearable technology. It provides hands-on prototyping for physical computing projects that explore the body as an interface of control for interactive environments. The students engage with smart materials, hand-crafted electronics and creative programming with Arduino to design their own interactive wearables. E-textiles and wearable computing can be used in multimedia performance projects, interface or game design, medical monitoring systems, and also as educational tools for people of all ages.

Irene Posch on E-textile tools at HCDE

On April 2017 Daniela Rosner and the Tactile & Tactical Design (TAT) Lab of HCDE hosted Austrian e-textile designer Irene Posch as an Artist-In-Residency. During her time at the University of Washington Irene Posch presented her work and her collaboration with e-textile designer Ebru Kurbak through the e-textiles research group Stitching Worlds at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Irene and Daniela invited the DXARTS 490B: E-textiles & Wearables students to her talk and a hands-on workshop on making e-textile tools.