With over 5 years of mentorship and guidance under Professor Franziska Hübler (Makers and Company co-founder), University of Applied Arts Masters textile design student Svenja Keune (along with Larissa Müller Computer Science MA) has been chosen as one of the three winners in the Berlin-based DMY; an international design network for contemporary product design. Their work titled, “Emotional Dialogue – Interactive Textile Services” was chosen among 500 entries from 30 different countries.
Emotion Dialogue first exhibition at the Mehrmediale Gebilde
Fraunhofer Institute software which recognizes facial expressions
Svenja Keune (Textile Design MA) and Larissa Müller (Computer Science MA) are developing communicative textile surfaces. The cue is the use of nonverbal communication, the interaction with the surfaces is based on the body and the user’s emotions. For their research, Svenja Keune and Larissa Müller are using a software developed by the Fraunhofer Institute, which recognizes facial expressions. Adapted and expanded, this software will be used to allow communication between human and surface
The constellation of Svenja and Larissa along with other students from design and computer science at the University of Applied Arts – Hamburg were first brought together with the Ambient Awareness project. To follow Franziska’s work keep checking back here and her site: Computational Spaces.