Emmi Harjuniemi is a teacher and researcher at the Faculty of Art and Design, University of Lapland, Finland. Her background is in clothing design and after leaving the industry she has been working in the intersection of design and technology since 2010. Her research explores e-textiles and wearable technology from aesthetics and educational perspectives. She has been developing technology teaching and taught the course of e-textiles since 2015. She has been exploring light as design element and used different light sources in her works “Smart Handbag – Remember My Keys” and “Idle Stripes Shirt – Ambient Wearable Display for Activity Tracking”. She uses prototypes and user tests in-the-wild to gain more insight into the designed products. Her works are published in ACM Digital Library and her work has won the Fiber Arts category in Design Exhibition at ISWC 2018 - The International Symposium on Wearable Computers.
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