Body to bits and back
|Umeå universitet - Sliperiet
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 1 644 565
|December 2016 - January 2020
Purpose and goal
The Body to Bits and Back project has met its overall objective, to the extent that a new user-friendly tool for customizing patterns according to personal dimensions has been developed. Furthermore, the project has served its purposes, which meant to facilitate for users with no or limited knowledge of pattern construction and cutting.
Expected results and effects
The result of the Body to Bits and Back project is a digital tool for customizing a t-shirt pattern. The tool is called Body2Bits and is a web based, simple program, mainly intended for amateurs and students. The effects of the project are expected to be small, since Body2Bits is not considered ready to be passed on to end users. The program would need to be corrected, tested and developed further to fulfill more of the project´s original purposes and to achieve its original objective to a greater extent.
Planned approach and implementation
The layout has changed a lot during the project. Since the original product specification owner only participated during the first half of the project, the project members has instead acted as such. The planned test bed was mainly made up of Curiosum as a meeting place for the project members, who have tested and evaluated Body2Bits from their various perspectives. The collaboration with Codemill has meant designing the program interface and translating patterns into code. Finally a collaboration with the college course "Design and clothing" has been added in the form of a workshop.