Phase 1-Pilot study workshops
For six weeks from November to December 2014 we conducted a series of pilot study workshops for An Internet of Soft Things. The workshops tested the planned practical activities; language used; the combination of PCA, textile making and therapeutic techniques; and the disciplinary relationships within our team.
During the pilot study, participants developed textile circuits and soft switches using light as an output. They added electronic components to existing garments such as gloves and scarves, and then developed their own self-directed projects.
Throughout the workshops, feedback and was collected allowing participants to reflect on their experiences of the sessions and their wellbeing.