Threadsteading: Playful Interaction for Textile Fabrication Devices

Lea Albaugh, April Grow, Chenxi Liu, James McCann, Jen Mankoff, Gillian Smith. Threadsteading: Playful Interaction for Textile Fabrication Devices. Installation in Interactivity at ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (CHI 2016). San Jose, CA, May 7-12, 2016.

Abstract

Our interaction – Threadsteading – combines game design practices, traditional crafting techniques of quilting and embroidery, and existing fabrication technologies to produce an innovative game experience that results in a tangible artifact at the end of play. Threadsteading offers a glimpse at a future in which humans can engage in realtime, playful interaction with fabrication machines.

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