FFG/FEMtech project Code’n’Stitch
To make Pocket Code more interesting and attractive for young people between 12 and 15 years old, we extend the app with the option to program embroidery machines. In this way, self-created patterns and designs can be stitched on t-shirts, pants or even bags.
September 2018 – August 2020
On the one hand our project shows young women new ways of using technology, with a lot of fun in a sustainable way.
On the other hand, young men get inspired through this digital design process to take part in textile handicraft lessons.
Embroidery and coding courses will be offered at schools. A special emphasis will be given to a gender-equitable conception to consider different requirements, needs and interests of our target group.
In the last units we will bring the embroidery machine. Thus, the teenagers are able to see how their programmed patterns are directly embroidered on T- shirts and bags.
The project’s outcomes will be :
- A new version of the Pocket Code app, which includes the stitch extension
- A gender-equitable framework for stitch/coding courses, and
- Insights into the practical implementation for shops.
This work has been partially funded by Talente: FEMtech Research projects 2017; Code’n’Stitch, eCall/FFG-Nr. 14975187 / 866755.