for details of the equipment required, see Project Txoom Rider

  • 11 October 2002: Public presentation / lecture and debate on Responsive textiles and Wearable computing, Norwich School of the Arts
  • 14-16 October 2002: Public workshop on Responsive textiles, Norwich School of the Arts
  • 10 November 2002: Arrival txOom team in Gt Yarmouth
  • 11-13 November 2002: Setup Equipment
  • 14-17 November 2002: Callibration
  • 18-21 November 2002*: System Testing / Creative user research with professional dancers, digital artists and textite designers (students) from East England
  • 21-23 November 2002**: System Testing / Creative user research with particular focus groups from Great Yarmouth, User Research
  • 24 November 2002: !!!txOom team has an complete day off!!!
  • 25-27 November 2002 development and callibration
  • 27-29 November 2002: Systems Intensive Workshop with artists/designers/engineers
  • 30 November 2002: Recallibration + In the evening - VIP Opening of the txOom environment in the Hippodrome
  • 01-07 December: 2002: Installation open to general public at the Hippodrome
  • 05-08 December: Wear Me Network Exchange and txOom in the Hippodrome
  • 10 December 2002: Coordinators and Developers meeting + Departure Gt. Yarmouth
  • 10-15 April 2003: txOom presentation (lecture/..) + user research overview at the Responsive Environments Network Exchange, Cambridge

Creative User Research

(*) testing will occur in the mornings and afternoons, in 2 groups per day. The first group will consist of dancers, the second of the textile students/artists, the third of the digital/audiovisual artists+software developers. The evenings will be reserved for the focused callibration and development of the environment by the txOom team.

(* *) the community workshops will be structured in the same manner as the lab testing, but will have a different focus and approach to them.

More information about the user research find on Project Txoom User Research .

Creative User Research: workshop structure 18 - 23 November

group 1

11.00 - 11.30 Arrivals and brief introduction to the project

11.30 - 12.00 Experience of the txOom environment, without detailed instructions

12.00 - 12.30 Group feedback sessionabout the experience Detailed explanation of the txOom environment

12.30 - 13.00 Instructed experience in the txOom environment

13.00 - 13.30 Individual feedback sessions focused on the issues of:

  1. playfulness
  2. creativity
  3. learning
  4. social interaction

13.30 - 14.00 break

group 2

14.00 - 14.30 Arrivals and brief introduction to the project

14.30 - 15.00 Experience of the txOom environment, without detailed instructions

15.00 - 15.30 Group feedback sessionabout the experience

Detailed explanation of the txOom environment

15.30 - 16.00 Instructed experience in the txOom environment

16.00 - 16.30 Individual feedback sessions focused on the issues of:

  • playfulness
  • creativity
  • learning
  • social interaction

Systems Intensive

These two days will allow 10-15 international professionals in the fields of digital media, textile and dance / movement to see presentations of the txOom environment as a whole, but also have system demo's with txOom developers and discussion groups on topics relevant for developing responsive environments such as txOom. 6 participants will have the opportunity to become apprentices in the txOom project, where they will spend two following weeks with the developers learning and assisting the team in the user research and public presentation

Schedule txOom Systems Intensive 27-29 November

first day

arrivals and informal dinner with txOom team

second day

11.00 - 12.30 txOom project overview (history, context, concept and design of the Gt. Yarmouth version…)

12.30 - 13.00 discussion

13.00 - 14.30 lunch

14.30 - 17.00 txOom Gt. Yarmouth systems demos:

  • wearables and sensing (including wireless transmission and sensor analysis)
  • dynamics engine
  • alife engine
  • media systems (sound, light, visuals)
  • wearable architecture
  • electroluminescence

third day

11.00 - 13.00 experience in the playspace

13.00 - 13.30 experiential feedback

13.30 - 14.00 lunch

14.00 - 15.00 working groups

  • wearables and sensing (including wireless transmission and sensor analysis)
  • dynamics engine
  • alife engine
  • media systems (sound, light, visuals)
  • wearable architecture
  • electroluminescence
vip Opening

The opening of the txOom public presentation will occur in the evening of saturday 30 November. During this opening, we will not dress people up, not lift anyone in the swings and worms, will have the media systems functioning minimally (no state changes), so that the people can get a little taste of what the experience could be and hopefully come back during the week. We will serve them food and drinks in the 'txOom' style - so it's more of a 'coctail party' than a running txOom environment.

  • Nicholas Gaffney, Evelina Kusaite, Cocky Eek, Maja Kuzmanovic: 10 nov - 10 dec
  • Mathias Gmachl: 11 nov - 10 dec
  • Martin Schlingmann: 10 nov - 10 dec
  • Yon Visell: 24 nov - 02 dec
  • Todor Todoroff: 13 nov - 18 nov
  • Nat Muller: 15 nov - 24 nov / 30 nov - 10 dec
  • Sia Kyriakakos: 26 nov - 09 dec
  • Steven Pickles: 12 nov - 28 nov
  • Rachel Wingfield: 12 nov - 18 nov / 24 nov - 10 dec
  • David Ullmann: 12 nov - 18 nov
  • Tim Boykett: 4/5 dec - 10 dec
  • Dejan Stampar: ?
  • Sha Xin Wei: 27 nov - 01 dec / 05 dec - 08 dec