A Strategy for Material-specific e-Textile Interaction Design

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The interaction design of e-Textile products are often characterized by conventions adopted from electronic devices rather than developing interactions that can be specific to e-Textiles. We argue that textile materials feature a vast potential for the design of novel digital interactions. Especially the shape-reformation capabilities of textiles may inform the design of expressive and aesthetically rewarding applications. In this chapter, we propose ways in which the textileness of e-Textiles can be better harnessed. We outline an e-Textile Interaction Design strategy that is based on defining the material-specificity of e-Textiles as its ability to deform in ways that match the expectations we have of textile materials. It embraces an open-ended exploration of textile-related interactions (for e.g. stretching, folding, turning-inside-out etc.) and their potential for electronic recognizability for deriving material-specific e-Textile concepts and applications.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelSmart Textiles : Fundamentals, Design, and Interaction
RedaktørerStefan Schneegass, Oliver Amft
UdgiverSpringer
Publikationsdato2017
Sider233-257
Kapitel11
ISBN (trykt)978-3-319-50123-9
ISBN (elektronisk)978-3-319-50124-6
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StatusUdgivet - 2017