Recently I have been able to give out the fabric triggers to a few test users for an informal experience and feedback collection.
The users were given a fabric prototype to keep for a few days in their homes. There were also given a scribble pad with a few questions to record their thoughts and ideas and were asked to take photographs of where and how they tried to use these fabric triggers.
This process has been extremely interesting and insightful. I will soon share more findings and user feedback on this blog.
This tying trigger has 4 legs. One leg acts as the positive and the other three correspond to three different actions. Tie the positive leg with any of the other legs on to the same conductive object to activate the desired action.
In this prototype the legs are connected to the RGB LED. Thus each of the three legs correspond to a different color. Try different tying combinations and find appropriate objects to trigger different color!
This soft fabric trigger needs a conductive object from the surrounding to fuel it. The cushion can be placed on top of conductive objects, squeezed between, placed under other objects.. the ways to make it work as numerous as the objects around..