TEI2021 Swatchbook

The Craft of Interaction

The art of interaction implies its craft – our human ability to produce quality workmanship that makes the experience of interacting with technology artful. What is quality workmanship? It is knowledge of materials that comes from time spent in conversation with them. An attention to listen to their qualities, and to explore together the potentials of their material properties and our human properties. It is also increasingly relevant that our material processes consider not only the immediate material at hand, but their origins and the implications of their entanglements with processes of life on earth.

To highlight the importance of the skilled craftsmanship that makes new technologies truly artful, the Student Design Challenge at TEI 2021 collects and shares tangible, embedded, and embodied craftsmanship.

The TEI2021 Swatchbook

This picture illustrates the closed TEI Swatchbook 2021. It has a bright pink cover.
The TEI Swatchbook 2021

Swatches

Click on the images to access individual Swatch documentations.

This picture illustrates the open TEI Swatchbook 2021. It introduces the project Cyborg Crafts: Second SKIN (Soft Keen INteraction) by Suyun "Sandra" Bae and Mary Etta West.
Cyborg Crafts: Second SKIN (Soft Keen INteraction) by Suyun “Sandra” Bae and Mary Etta West
The next page of the swatchbook introduces the E-darning sampler by Lee Jones.
The E-darning Sampler by Lee Jones
The next page presents fiber-sense by Aaron Chooi.
Fiber-Sense by Aaron Chooi
This picture introduces the project Pixels in the Real World by Geert Roumen.
Pixels in the Real World by Geert Roumen
This picture introduces Polymerized Tape by Narjes Pourjafarian and Paul Strohmeier.
Polymerized Tape by Narjes Pourjafarian and Paul Strohmeier
The next page of the swatchbook introduces the project Slider Swatch by Pia Obermaier, Stela Blagova, Joana Breyton and Anna Blumenkranz.
Slider Swatch by Pia Obermaier, Stela Blagova, Joana Breyton and Anna Blumenkranz
Finally, the last picture of the swatchbook introduces the project The Undyeing Swatch by Fiona Bell.
The Undyeing Swatch by Fiona Bell

THE TEI2021 Swatch Exchange Jury

Leah Buechley – University of New Mexiko, NM, USA

Laura Devendorf – University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA

Rachel Freire – independent artist and designer, London, UK

Berit Greinke – Berlin University of the Arts, DE

Liza Stark – Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, USA

Paul Strohmeier – Saarland University, DE

Vasiliki Tsaknaki – IT University of Copenhagen, DK

Clement Zheng – National University of Singapore, SG

CHAIRS

Hannah Perner-Wilson – University of Performing Arts Ernst Busch, DE

Irene Posch – University of Art and Design, Linz, AT