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Ms Emilie Giles

Profile summary

  • Research Student
  • Research Student
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • School of Computing & Communications
  • emilie.giles

Professional biography

My research focuses on how electronic textiles (e-extiles) can be used by and for people with impairments and dissabilities. Particularly, I am exploring how personal associations and stories might be linked to textures of materials and manifest themselves as interactive experiences, created by the user themsleves.

My supervisors are Janet van der Linden and Marian Petre.

Research interests

  • Human-computer interaction
  • Smart and electronic textiles
  • Participatory design
  • Physical computing
  • Arts and wellbeing
  • Arts and technology


Engaging with the Smart City Through Urban Data Games (2017-01-01)
Wolff, Annika; Valdez Juarez, Alan; Barker, Matthew; Potter, Stephen; Gooch, Daniel; Giles, Emilie and Miles, John
In: Nijholt, Anton ed. Playable Cities: The City as a Digital Playground. Gaming Media and Social Effects (1) ((In press))
Publisher : Springer
Imagining future technologies: eTextile weaving workshops with blind and visually impaired people (2015-06)
Giles, Emilie and van der Linden, Janet
In : 2015 ACM Creativity and Cognition Conference (22-25 June 2015, Glasgow) (pp. 3-12)
Using eTextile objects for touch based interaction for visual impairment (2014-09)
Giles, Emilie and van der Linden, Janet
In : ASGA2014 Atelier of Smart Garments and Accessories (14 September 2014, Seattle)

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