Textile Designer Perspective on Haptic Interface Design: A Sensorial Platform for Conversation Between Discipline

Riikka Townsend, Anne Louise Bang, Jussi Mikkonen

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Smart textiles have established a foothold in different academic fields, such as in chemistry, engineering, and in human-computer interaction (HCI). Within HCI, smart textiles are present in research in many ways, for example, as context, as means, or as focus. However, interdisciplinary projects tend to leave the implications of and to textile design without notice. How can a project utilise a textile designer’s skills to feed back to textile design from an interdisciplinary project? In this paper, we present a case study, where a textile designer’s role extends beyond the prototype production, and we analyse the project in light of textile design. Our findings show that textile design can augment data collection and analysis. We conclude with a discussion towards inclusion of textile design in HCI.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDistributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions
Subtitle of host publication8th International Conference, DAPI 2020, Held as Part of the 22nd HCI International Conference, HCII 2020, Proceedings
EditorsNorbert A. Streitz, Shinichi Konomi
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-50344-4
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jul 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 19 Jul 202024 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer, Cham.


ConferenceInternational Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Abbreviated titleLCT


  • Smart Textile Design
  • Haptic Interface
  • interdisciplinary
  • Sensorial

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