Tallinn, Estonia

Designing Tactile Wearables

when 15 January 2024 - 19 January 2024
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 400

How do you think, could a dress or a jacket make you feel more confident, evoke pleasant memories, or communicate the emotions of your partner at a distance? Yes, it certainly can. By joining this course, you will find out not only how but will create your own vibrotactile feedback embedded in a wearable form, such as a garment or an accessory.

Course leader

Yulia Zhiglova and Vladimir Tomberg

Target group

Although this course welcomes everyone who is interested in wearable tech and who possesses knowledge of interaction design and software/hardware development, we believe that the game designers, fashion designers, and product designers from both creative and health and well-being industries will benefit the most.

Course aim

This course provides a unique opportunity to explore the main technological and design principles for a very novel type of technology – wearable haptics. You will learn the types of haptic feedback and actuation technology, tactile sensing, and design challenges for wearable haptics. You will create your own haptic wearable prototype and will learn about the possible applications for similar systems.

Credits info

2 EC
Upon participation in at least 90% of classes and completion of course work (high fidelity prototype), students will be awarded 2 ECTS points and a diploma of completion.

Fee info

EUR 400: Early-bird course fee until November 30
EUR 450: Regular course fee after November 30