Discussions, Talks



Invited lecture, on commercialising design, Kuopio Design Week, Finland. (in Finnish: Muotoilulähtöiset prototyypit kaupallistamisen draiverina.)

Invited lecture, On wearable technology and Smart textiles, Tallinn, Estonia.



Invited talk, On Wearable Technology and eTextiles, invited by KEA

Panel speaker, Crafting Connections Salon, invited by Crafts Council



Panel speaker, inNORDICvasion, “Fashion of the future – The future of fashion”, Bozar, Brussels

Panel speaker, Designing soul, Aalto Festival, Helsinki


Workshops organized


User interfaces with Smart Textiles, Eesti Kunstiakadeemia, Estonia.



Experimenting Textile Integration with Active Components, Arcintex-workshop, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius, Lithuania

Pedagogy of Electronic Textiles – How to Teach Interactivity, Arcintex-workshop, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Developing interactive textiles, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius, Lithuania



Flowcard-workshop, Arcintex-workshop, Chalmers, Gothenburg, Sweden



Arcintex-workshop and the overall network meeting, Aalto ARTS, Helsinki, Finland

PhD-student workshop, Högskolan i Borås, Borås, Sweden


Work-related exhibitions

(own works, or projects from teaching or research)


Butterfly Lace, in  eTextile Cuveé 2017, 16 – 27. July, 2017 in Paillard Centre d’Art , Les Moulins de Paillard, 72340 Poncé sur le Loir, France. With Kristi Kuusk (ARTUN) and Marjan Korooshnia (Högskolan i Borås).

EKSIG-2017 conference exhibition, Rotterdam. Prototyping knit samples, with Riikka Townsend.


Futures interwoven, Helsinki, Student works presented in Craft Corner.



BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium: Also exhibited in the Finnish Embassy in Brussels
Fashnology exhibition, collected works from the wearable tech & fashion summer course, and Aalto ARTS in general. Organized together with Finncult.be. Summer course teaching with Ilona Hyötyläinen.
link to team finland
link to finncult.be
link to Helsingin Sanomat, Sami Sykkö blog

ISWC Design Exhibition, Osaka, Japan
Crafting the Butterfly Lace, with Kristi Kuusk (TU/e) and Marjan Korooshnia (Högskolan i Borås)

eTextile Summer Camp
Capacitive Sensor Fabric



Wearable electronics and eTextiles (as a curator (with Salu Ylirisku) and main exhibitor)

ARCINTEX, Eindhoven:
Belt and trousers for wireless charging and energy distribution, Mikkonen Jussi.

Wear-IT, Berlin:
NOTE-bag:  eTextile strap and interactions. by: Dongjin Byeon, Lewis Just, Nina Chen, Sami Kiviharju, Jussi Mikkonen (teacher)
MP3-Hoodie: integrated speakers, eTextile interactions (pull cords / open,close hoodie). by: Silvain Toromanoff, Ayano Senzui, Jussi Mikkonen (teacher)
SKOBO, Orthopedic cast shoe for youngsters: combination of 3D-printing, integrated electronics to shoe. by: Valeriya Azovskaya, Visa Kupias, Jinping Liu, Aino Aarnio-Juurinen, Jussi Mikkonen (teacher)
3D-printed hand-cover: base for electronics and durable, flexible 3D-print with complex material structure (no electronics though). by: Jussi Mikkonen, Joona Manner
Honest signal shoes: to detect and give feedback on the apparent nervousness of the user. by: YounJung Kwak, Tiia Suomalainen, Jussi Mikkonen (teacher)

eTextile Summer Camp
Wirelessly powered shower curtain


Smart Textile Salon, Gent, Belgium:
“Soft/Mesh”, Sjöroos, O., Mikkonen, J.


2010 and earlier, not a comprehensive list

Akseli Gallen-Kallela museum – collaborative work, kiputyttö – pain girl box
Kiasma – interactive dark tree