Unfabricate: Designing Smart Textiles for Disassembly

  title={Unfabricate: Designing Smart Textiles for Disassembly},
  author={Shanel Wu and Laura Devendorf},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  • Shanel Wu, Laura Devendorf
  • Published 2020
  • Engineering, Computer Science
  • Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Smart textiles development is combining computing and textile technologies to create tactile, functional objects such as smart garments, soft medical devices, and space suits. However, the field also combines the massive waste streams of both the digital electronics and textiles industries. The following work explores how HCI researchers might be poised to address sustainability and waste in future smart textiles development through interventions at design time. Specifically, we perform a… Expand
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