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Develop a brand new Wearable Senses product!

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You are invited to develop a brand new Wearable Senses product!

Wearable Senses Open Labs
Free workshop

Baltan Laboratories invites you to participate in the very first Baltan Open Labs session on Tuesday, Oct. 22, during Dutch Design Week. This is your invitation to join an innovative 'wearables' development team! This Open Lab workshop begins at 14:00 and ends at 20:00.

Wearable Senses Open Labs will begin with six or so TU/e Industrial Design research students pitching the best Wearable Senses themed ideas to a targeted audience (that's you!). You then join an idea group and dedicate the next 5 hours working together 'hands-on' to further develop that idea. The students will bring whatever they think will be needed: project components, sewing machine, knitting machine, other small machines, and basic tools; scissors, measuring tape, etc. The atmosphere will be similar to a hack day. Later on sandwiches, drinks, fruit, and snacks will be delivered and remain in the space throughout the rest of the day.

At the end of the workshop, each group will decide to either quit, or motivated by momentum and potential, continue working on their product. The unique benefit of this process is that the groups who decide to continue are invested in a shared goal. Therefore they are much more likely to continue working together on their own to reach that goal.

The final hour is open to the public. Invite your friends and colleagues! We will have a textile related public presentation from 20:00 - 21:00, including CRISP Smart Textiles Services works by Pauline van Dongen, Borre Akkersdijk, Kristi Kuusk, and Martijn ten Bhömer, done in collaboration with Audax Textile Museum, Savo bv, and Optima Knit.
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Two follow-up Open Labs are planned for November and December, to allow time for the groups work on their own to make significant progress on their Wearable Senses products. The final products will be exhibited at Baltan.

I hope you are inspired to join this rapid product development lab. We look forward to seeing you during Dutch Design Week!

Kind regards,
Carmin Karasic
Baltan Education Adviser