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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
Weaving Lighthouses and Stitching Stories: Blind and Visually Impaired People Designing E-textiles (2018-04-21)
Giles, Emilie; van der Linden, Janet and Petre, Marian
In : CHI'18 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (21-26 Apr 2018, Montreal, Canada) ((In Press))
Touch, E-textiles and Participation: Using E-textiles to Facilitate Hands-On Making Workshops with Blind and Visually-Impaired People (2017-06-10)
Giles, Emilie
In : Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems (10 - 14 June 2017, Edinburgh) (pp. 384-385)
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)