Welcome to my world! Welcome to a world that embraces clever design projects, quirky science projects and lovely, huggable knitting projects.With themes ranging from knitting to protest and dementia, this might look like a strange mix, but the overall idea behind all of this is that I am interested in communication and the way we interact with others and our environment. Material objects such as clothes can be a way to do that as well as protest signs or new technology. I hope to be able to design objects that challenge the way we understand and interact with our surroundings
In my blog I write about my own crafty projects as well as my academic work and stuff that I find just generally interesting. Longer descriptions and photos can be found in the portfolio.
I started my academic life with a study of Library Sciences at the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne, Germany, but found that not making things was not an option for me. So when I picked up knitting I started to work self-employed, designing and selling knit accessories and jewellery. My wish to enhance my design work led me to study Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles at Nottingham Trent University, England. My Final Year Project about clothing appealing to and easy to use by people with dementia initiated my current study of Interaction Design at Nottingham Trent University. My research into wearable technologies that could enhace communication between those with dementia and their carers is funded by the Arts and Humanitites Research Council.
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Britta Friederike Schulte
49 – 51 Alfreton Road
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