FemTech DIKU event for STX/HTX students
What does it mean to develop interactive technologies? What skills are needed to develop them? What practices can bring digital technology innovation forward?
Designing and developing interactive technologies benefit from bringing together different experiences, skills, and perspectives. However, the predominant trends within digital technology development do not always embrace this diversity.
At the Human-Centered Computing (HCC) section at University of Copenhagen Computer Science department (DIKU), we are researching new alternative ways to include diversity in digital technology development. We want to create new ways of engaging people from diverse backgrounds into digital technology development. We believe that initiatives such as workshops and events are able to counterbalance predominant trends, and thus contribute to diversity and inclusion in the long term.
For this reason, we are organizing a one-day FemTech workshop, where 24 STX/HTX students from different schools in the Copenhagen main area are invited to participate. During this workshop participants will create an interactive product combining textile materials and digital technologies, utilizing the potentials of microcontrollers and sensors created by conductive fabric.
If you think it sounds fun to learn about technology development through digital textile materials and soft fabrics – and have no/little experience in coding and programming, then we would love to hear from you.