Conference on e-Textile


Interdisciplinary Research Center

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  • Creation: 02/21/2020
  • Update: 02/21/2020
  • Schedule: 09/23/2019

Created in 2017, the CRI Research Initiative, Motion Lab, is exploring new ways to interact with digital technology by placing the moving body at the heart of the learning process. Focusing on Education, Health and Sport, the Motion Lab has developed several design projects by collaborating with major french research institutes in such as IRCAM (Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music) and ENSCI-Les Ateliers (the French National School of Industrial Design in Paris).

The Research Initative develops an interdisciplinary approach at the crossroads of Design and Science by associating knowledge in industrial design, engineering and physics among others.By combining scientific and design research methodologies, the Motion Lab is attempting to propose a new paradigm for learning in motion using the whole body — movement and gesture, senses and sensations, as well as emotions.

The team Lab has designed several projects such as e-textile devices, visual platforms and motion sensors, as well as machine learning for gesture learning and recognition App in Smartphone (developed in collaboration with IRCAM). In this talk, the Motion Lab team will introduce four of its projects :

- Streamo & Movuina : motion application and platform to visualize Smartphone’s sensors that can be used to teach Physics

- Interactive stories : stories associating gesture and sound for early childhood education

- Learning Matters : affordant e-textile devices for young children to express sensations and emotions

- Soft Mirror : a physical screen for motion visualization Very complementary, these projects attempt to demonstrate the power of technology to reinvent the way we learn in the world: how we move, how we feel and how we interact with our environment, composed of objects and humans.

From our research questions to our research concepts, this talk aims to highlight our vision of digital technology to encourage physical interaction and embodied learning.

Claire Eliot

Designer and Research Engineer at CRI Paris, Claire Eliot rethinks our current digital interfaces to inject a new and more sensitive dimension. From her dual training, Fashion Design at Duperré School of Applied Arts (2012) and Industrial Design at ENSCI-Les Ateliers (2014), her research work focuses on the development of embedded systems in flexible materials. The e-textile designer makes materiality and artisanal design in the digital world the core of her concerns.

Marion Voillot

Designer and Architect, Marion Voillot is an interdisciplinary PhD student at CRI Paris (University of Paris), IRCAM (Institute forResearch and Coordination in Acoustics/Music) and ENSCI-Les Ateliers. Graduated from the National School of Architecture of Paris Val de Seine (2015) and the French National School of Industrial

Design in Paris (2016), she is passionate about education. At the crossroads between design, educational sciences and Human-Machine Interaction, her research project is exploring a new paradigm for earlychildhood education by placing the body at the heart of digital learning. In collaboration with interdisciplinary actors, Marion Voillot is designing pedagogical instruments creating links between the digital and tangible worlds.

Joël Chevrier

Full Professor of Physics at Université Grenoble Alpes France, Joël Chevrier is also a Professor of “Learning by doing” at CRI Paris(Université de Paris) since 2015. The Professor is currently Senior Research Fellow at CRI Paris and Head of the Science & Design CRI Research Initiative “Motion Lab”, centered on Movement, Gesture and Technology. Passionate about the link between Arts & Sciences, Joël Chevrier was the scientific curator of Soulages exhibition at EPFL Lausanne Swiss (2016-2017) and collaborated with prominent Italian sculptor Giuseppe Penone on artwork Essere vento (2014-2018) and choreographers such as Yoann Bourgeois (2017) and Kitsou Dubois (2018-...).