House Shoes. Innovative switch door mat for the Fujita Family.

We have a shoeless house. My wife tends to wear her house shoes out of the house to take out garbage or run down to the laundry room. We both are in agreement that this shouldn’t happen but sometimes she forgets. This mat will help remind her in a magical way!

I began first investigating her foot placement on the mat when she exits our place. unnamed-6 unnamed-7 unnamed-8 unnamed-9

I worked with Becky Stern on a simple design that might work.unnamed-5

Then I got busy on the sewing machine. CONDUCTIVE FABRIC IS DA BOMB!!!unnamed-1 unnamed-2 unnamed-3 unnamed-4 unnamed

I attached conductive fabric to the base of the shoes and added copper tape to connect the entire sole. unnamed-10 unnamed-11

I have prepared a video to please you all…

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/111062520″>House Shoes</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/storiesforpaloma”>Stories For Paloma</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

The future of this project would be to add my voice to the mat, possibly encouraging her gently to  “go and grab your outside shoes”. I had also thought about rumblers being attached to vibrate the users feet when stepped on.