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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Overview

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Knitnet

Knitnet

Concept, design and development of smart IOT knitting needles powered by machine learning algorithms

Client

Self-initiated

Awards

Coller TAU Competition - Runner up, 2017

Grants

Act Shenkar grant, 2017

Exist Munich, 2017

Conference

Creative Business Cup finals, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 2016

Creative Economy Festival - Knitnet: IOT powered makers platform, Shenkar, Israel, July 2016

2016-2019

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My role

Ideation

Art direction & Design

Algorithm design

UX/UI design

Market research

User testing

Physical prototyping

Fundraising

Team 

Algorithm design & mobile development: Nadav Sharabi

Business plan: Yoav Shoshan

Video photography: Eyal Refaelov

Video editing: Omri Aylon