Crafting Tactile Wearables

Crafting Tactile Wearables

Course dates:
17 July, 2023 to 21 July, 2023
Early-Bird (until March 31, 2023) – 260€ / Regular (after March 31, 2023) – 310€
Art & Design, IT
Application deadline:
Thursday, 15 June, 2023
Tallinn University
Tallinn, Estonia

General information

This one-week hands-on experimental course will introduce core design principles related to novel wearable technology with a focus on vibrotactile feedback. The main goal is to explore how to design and build wearables that communicate rich information via tactile sense.

During the first half of the course the students will learn the fundamental design principle for wearables, then will dive deeper into vibrotactile feedback and how it can be designed to communicate rich information.

During the second half of the course, the students will work in groups to first ideate, then create the vibrotactile patterns to convey information for the selected user scenario. The students will work with the specialized software to create vibrotactile patterns and will use Arduino controllers, and actuators to build high-fidelity prototypes. 

The outcome of the course is to design and build a working wearable prototype that can be used for evaluation.


Tallinn Summer School arranges accommodation for foreign participants at student dormitory (5-minutes walk from the university, double and triple rooms)


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