Themes: Design and fabrication of soft textile based sensors
Inspired by existing artworks of responsive and interactive spaces, I want to explore making soft interfaces with textile based materials and sensors. Instead of building the entire environment, I plan on creating smaller scale prototypes (could be in the form of swatches or interactive soft objects) that use conductive fabric and thread to produce soft sensors. Primary choice of sensors includes capacitive touch sensor and pressure sensor. For the input and output of the interface, users will be able to interact with the sensors and trigger sounds as output.
From previous assignments:
- R. Sun, R. Onose, M. Dunne, A. Ling, A. Denham, and H.-L. (Cindy) Kao, “Weaving a Second Skin: Exploring Opportunities for Crafting On-Skin Interfaces Through Weaving,” in Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference, New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery, 2020, pp. 365–377.
- S. H. Yoon et al., “iSoft: A Customizable Soft Sensor with Real-time Continuous Contact and Stretching Sensing,” in Proceedings of the 30th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, New York, NY, USA, Oct. 2017, pp. 665–678, doi: 10.1145/3126594.3126654. (touch and stretch)
- A. Vogl, P. Parzer, T. Babic, J. Leong, A. Olwal, and M. Haller, “StretchEBand: Enabling Fabric-based Interactions through Rapid Fabrication of Textile Stretch Sensors,” in Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New York, NY, USA, May 2017, pp. 2617–2627, doi: 10.1145/3025453.3025938. (stretch, machine stitching)
- F. Heller, S. Ivanov, C. Wacharamanotham, and J. Borchers, “FabriTouch: exploring flexible touch input on textiles,” in Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, New York, NY, USA, Sep. 2014, pp. 59–62, doi: 10.1145/2634317.2634345. (touch based)
- R. Aigner, A. Pointner, T. Preindl, P. Parzer, and M. Haller, “Embroidered Resistive Pressure Sensors: A Novel Approach for Textile Interfaces,” in Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New York, NY, USA, Apr. 2020, pp. 1–13, doi: 10.1145/3313831.3376305. (touch based, machine embroidery)
- S. Mlakar and M. Haller, “Design Investigation of Embroidered Interactive Elements on Non-Wearable Textile Interfaces,” in Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New York, NY, USA, Apr. 2020, pp. 1–10, doi: 10.1145/3313831.3376692. (design, touch based, stitching)