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Growth plan for an inspirational test-bed of smart textile services

In this pictorial we visualize the growth plan for an inspirational test-bed of smart textile product service systems. The goal of the test-bed is to inspire and inform the Dutch creative industries of textile, interaction and service design to …

Vibe-ing: Designing a Smart Textile Care Tool for the Treatment of Osteoporosis

Vibe-ing is a care tool in the form of a garment, which invites the body to feel, move, and heal through vibration therapy. The merino wool garment contains knitted pockets, equipped with electronic circuit boards that enable the garment to sense …

Abstract robots with an attitude: Applying interpersonal relation models to human-robot interaction

This paper explores new possibilities for social interaction between a human user and a robot with an abstract shape. The social interaction takes place by simulating behaviors such as submissiveness and dominance and analyzing the corresponding …

From Products to Services: Reflections on the Challenges in Designing for Services

In this paper we will point to implications for designers who support organizations in the transition process from products to services based business models. These implications are based on four important challenges when designing for services: the …

Imagining the Prototype

This article reports on the analysis of a design session, employing conversation analysis. In the design session three experts and a designer discuss a prototype of a shirt, which has been developed with the input from these experts. The analysis …

Interactive Prototypes in the Participatory Development of Product-Service Systems

Stakeholders who are part of the development process of a new Product-Service System (PSS) could use interactive prototypes during meetings to exchange different point of views. Based on the findings of a conversation analyst and the reflections of a …

Vigour: Smart Textile Services to Support Rehabilitation

'Vigour' is a garment that shows the possibilities of smart textile services for geriatric rehabilitation exercises. It is the result of a collaborative design process between a design researcher, three therapists, an eldercare manager, a textile …

Designing for Societal and Commercial Adoption of Smart Textile Applications

With this research-through-design process we aim to provide methods that will increase the chance of societal and commercial adoption of smart textile applications for eldercare and rehabilitation. These methods will show how designers can guide the …

Designing Smart Textile Services through value networks, team mental models and shared ownership

The goal of Smart Textile Services is to integrate existing knowledge from the separate domains of textile (soft materials), technology and services. As no single actor can meaningfully understand and realize the creation of Product Service Systems …

4Photos: a collaborative photo sharing experience

In this paper, we describe the iterative design and user study of '4Photos', a multi-screen table centrepiece allowing media content to be shared and enjoyed in a social setting. It was our intention to design an object with the purpose to gather …