In this research project female students between 13-15 years old will use TU Graz T app Pocket Code to design and code their own patterns by using Catrobat’s visual and block-based programming language. The project approach understands using a programmable embroidery machine for handicraft lessons performing 96 coding and stitching courses at three schools in Austria together with different partners.
A new enhanced version of Pocket Code will be created with the option to program ebroidery machines this way, self-created patterns and designs can be stitched on t-shirts, pants, or even bags and shoes. The project objectives consider on the one hand to showcase young women new ways of using technology, with a lot of fun in a sustainable way. While on the other hand, young men get inspired through this digital design process to take part in textile handicraft lessons.