Interactive costumes 2011

Discover the potential for innovative design

The purpose of this workshop was to introduce the students to the realm of interaction design and discover the potential for realizing innovative design artifacts, that involves the use of sensors, actuators and computer technology.

Twelve danish and international students were involved in this 10 week workshop. They were introduced to the basic notions of interaction and to some inspiring examples and applications. This was followed by a study tour in Berlin and a visit to the New-Media Office “Art+Com”.

During the last 5 weeks of the workshop, the students had the opportunity to work either on their own project case or to be part of a team-project working on the design and realization of a number of interactive costumes to be worn by ‘contact-improvisation’ dancers during a summer festival. For their examination, the students presented a functioning prototype and handed a detailed report documenting their design process.

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Date: April 04, 2011