Gestures influence the way we learn, think, communicate and experience the world. When designers in a creative mood quickly want to iterate, test, and realize their visions - digital fabrication tools have become detached from to way we intuitively thinker with our hands.
Knitnet is a side project I initiated, designed and developed in order to bridge the gap between traditional knitting and future craft. Knitnet is a virtual platform for makers, powered by smart IOT knitting needles. The needles enable users to recored and document patterns through knitting gestures and translate them into digital, customisable, and shareable 3 dimensional virtual files on a connected platform.
As part of this project I developed pattern recognition machine learning modules and data collection techniques, crafted business models, conducted market research, user testing, designed virtual and physical prototypes, designed the brand language including print, video and UX/UI materials, fundraised and more.
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Concept, design and development of smart IOT knitting needles powered by machine learning algorithms
Coller TAU Competition - Runner up, 2017
Act Shenkar grant, 2017
Exist Munich, 2017
Creative Business Cup finals, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 2016
Creative Economy Festival - Knitnet: IOT powered makers platform, Shenkar, Israel, July 2016
Art direction & Design
Algorithm design & mobile development: Nadav Sharabi
Business plan: Yoav Shoshan
Video photography: Eyal Refaelov