School of Architecture College of Design

Sentient Artifacts

Workshop Summary

Interested in making things that think and respond?  Learn electronic prototyping skills and techniques, and implement a smart object, environment, or garment of your design. 

We have once objective for the week: design an artifact with an electronic "brain" and make it work.



Guest Instructor

Lucy Dunne, Associate Professor, Apparel Design


Dr. Lucy Dunne is an Associate Professor in the Apparel Design program at the University of Minnesota College of Design. With a background in apparel design, computer science, and electrical engineering, her research focuses on smart clothing and wearable technology. Her research has been recognized with many awards, including the National Science Foundation CAREER award and the NASA Silver Achievement Medal.



School of Architecture
145 Rapson Hall
89 Church Street
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Fax: 612-624-5743


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College of Design

Saint Paul Offices

32 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

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Minneapolis Offices

101 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-7525

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