Emilie Giles is an researcher, artist and educator, her work spanning creative technology, crafting and pervasive gaming. She is a Ph.D. student at The Open University exploring how e-textiles can be used as interactive tools for blind and visually impaired people, using participatory design approaches. Emilie is particularly interesting in exploring the tactile qualities of textiles and how this can be linked to emotion.
Emilie has much experience in teaching people how to build their own creative technology projects, having been Co-director and Head of Outreach and Participation at Codasign for over three years, and has taught physical computing with e-textiles to students at University of Westminster, London College of Communication and The Royal College of Art as well as to members of the public in museums such as the V&A and Tate Britain.
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