The SoftIDHO course was soft in two different ways: in materials and in themes.
In materials, we got acquainted with the world of conductive fabrics, threads, adhesives, and looked at the opportunities that they can bring to interactive artifacts.
In themes, looked at the inner parts of the spectrum of people’s needs, desires and dreams. Inspired in part by Dunne and Raby’s work, we focused not so much on adding utility and efficiency, but more on addressing fears, dreams and general oddities, through interactive and technological means.
Michal Rinot, Yonatan Assouline