PhD thesis

2016. K.Kuusk, “Crafting sustainable smart textile services”, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. PDF

Journal articles

(expected) 2020. Kuusk. K., Tajadura-Jiménez, A., Väljamäe. A. A transdisciplinary collaborative journey leading to sensorial clothing. in CoDesign journal.

2020. Tajadura-Jiménez, A., Väljamäe, A., Kuusk, K. Altering One’s Body-perception Through E-Textiles and Haptic Metaphors in Frontiers in Robotics and Ai. 10.3389/frobt.2020.00007. Link

2016. Kuusk, K., Wensveen, S.A.G., Tomico, O. Craft Qualities Translated From Traditional Crafts to Smart Textile Services in Studies in Material Thinking. Vol 14. Link. PDF

2015. van der Velden.N. M., Kuusk, K., Köhler.A. R., Life cycle assessment and eco-design of smart textiles: The importance of material selection demonstrated through e-textile product redesign in Material and Design, 2016, Vol 84, pp. 313-324. Link

2012. Kuusk, K., Tomico. O., Langereis. G., Wensveen. S. A. G., Crafting Smart Textiles – a Meaningful Way Towards Societal Sustainability in the Fashion Field? in The Nordic Textile Journal, 1/2012, pp. 7-15. PDF

Book chapters

2018, Kuusk. K., Nimkulrat, N. “Opportunities of Interactive Textile-Based Design for Education Tools for Children with Various Spectrums of Alertness Sensitivities” in Soft Landing (Cumulus Think Tank Publication No. 3), Aalto University Publishing, Editors: Nithikul Nimkulrat, Ulla Ræbild and Anna Piper. Link to the book,  PDF of the chapter

2013. K. Kuusk, “Crafting meaningful smart textiles”. Social Fabric Eindhoven: Design Academy Eindhoven, pp. 27-31. Link

Conference publications

(expected) 2020. The Art of Research

(expected) 2020. The Art of Research

2020. Melioranski. R. H., Kuusk, K., Alhonsuo. M. The Changing Role of the Designer in the Domain of Design for Health and Wellbeing Exemplified by Educational Case Studies. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Design4Health, Amsterdam, NL, 1 July 2020. Link

2020. Honauer. M., Yavuz. S. U., Kuusk, K. WORM-E: An Interactive Toy Enriching Children’s Bodily and Social Play. In DIS 2020 proceedings and companion proceedings in the ACM Digital Library. ACM. Link

2019. Kuusk, K., Tajadura-Jiménez, A., Väljamäe, A. Magic Lining: Crafting Multidisciplinary Experiential Knowledge by Changing Wearer’s Body-Perception through Vibrotactile Clothing. In EKSIG Conference Proceedings. 23-24.sept 2019, Tallinn, Estonia. ISBN 978-9949-594-82-5. Link or PDF

2019. Veske, P., Kuusk, K., Toeters, M., Scholz, B. Environmental Sustainable Approaches for E-textile Products for Makers and Manufacturers. In Textile Intersections Conference Proceesings. 12-14.sept 2019. Link or PDF

2019. Kuusk, K., Nikulrat, N. Mediating (nonverbal) communication between persons with different
cognitive abilities using interactive artifacts. In Cumulus Conference Proceedings Rovaniemi 2019. 27th May – 1st June 2019, Rovaniemi, Finland. ISBN 978-952-337-158-3. Link or PDF: Cumulus2019-kuusk&nimkulrat

2018. K. Kuusk, A. Tajadura-Jiménez, A. Väljamäe. Magic lining: an exploration of smart textiles altering people’s self-perception. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Movement Computing, Genoa, Italy, June 2018 (MOCO’2018), 6 pages. DOI: 10.1145/3212721.3212893. Link

2015. K. Kuusk, M. Korooshnia, J. Mikkonen, “Crafting Butterfly Lace – Conductive Multi-Color Sensor-Actuator Structure”, ISWC, Osaka, Japan. pp. 595-300. Link

2014. K. Kuusk, S. A. G. Wensveen, O. Tomico, “Crafting Qualities in Designing QR-coded Embroidery and Bedtime Stories,” in Proceedings of the Art of Research V conference, 26-27 November 2014, Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland. PDF

2014. K. Kuusk, K. Niinimäki, S. A. G. Wensveen, O. Tomico, “Smart Textile Products and Services in Sustainability Context,” in Proceedings of the Ambience’14&10i3m, Tampere, Finland, 2014. Link

2014. A. Hertenberger, B. Scholz, B. Contrechoc, B. Stewart, E. Kurbak, H. Perner-Wilson, I. Posch, I. Cabral, J. Qi, K. Childs, K. Kuusk, L. Calder, M. Toeters, M. Kisand, M. ten Bhömer, M. Donneaud, M. Grant, M. Coleman, M. Satomi, M. Tharakan, P. Vierne, S. Robertson, S. Taylor, and T. R. Nachtigall, “2013 E-Textile Swatchbook Exchange,” in Proceedings of the 2014 acm international symposium on wearable computers: adjunct program, New York, New York, USA, 2014, pp. 77-81. PDF

2014. S. Wensveen, O. Tomico, M. ten Bhömer, and K. Kuusk, “Growth Plan for an Inspirational Test-Bed of Smart Textile Services,” in Proceedings of the 2014 conference on designing interactive systems, New York, New York, USA, 2014, pp. 141-150. PDF

2013. M. Baggerman, K. Kuusk, D. Arets, B. Raijmakers and O. Tomico “The social fabric: Exploring the social value of craftsmanship for service design,” in Proceedings of the Nordic Design Research Conference (NORDES2013), 9-12 June 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark. PDF

2013. M. ten Bhömer, E. Jeon, and K. Kuusk, “Vibe-ing: Designing a Smart Textile Care Tool for the Treatment of Osteoporosis,” in Proceedings of the 8th international conference on design and semantics of form and movement, Wuxi, China, 2013, pp. 192-195.

2013. K. Kuusk, O. Tomico and G. R. Langereis, “Bedtime Stories: Weaving Traditions into Digital Technologies” in Proceedings of the Nordic Design Research Conference (NORDES2013), 9-12 June 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark. PDF

2012. M. ten Bhömer, O. Tomico, M. S. Kleinsmann, K. Kuusk, and S. A. G. Wensveen, “Designing Smart Textile Services Through Value Networks, Team Mental Models and Shared Ownership,” in Proceedings of the 3rd service design and service innovation conference:, Espoo, Finland, 2012, pp. 53-63. PDF

Magazine articles

26.02.2017 Kuusk, K. “Tuleviku mood — dünamo pontso” in Estonian

04.05.2016 Kuusk, K. “Smart textiles for wellbeing” in Tekstiililehti (In Finnish), English version

07.2014 Tomico, O., Wensveen, S., Kuusk, K., Bhömer, M., Ahn, R., Toeters, M., and Versteeg, M., WS in Interactions: A day in the Lab. Link

24.04.2013 Kuusk, K., Toeters, M.J., Baggerman, M., Wirtz, P., Koppejan, I. & Tomico Plasencia, O. Making opportunities tangible. CRISP #1: Don’t You Design Chairs Anymore


18.10.2018 (Estonian) Tulevikumood juba täna!
26.01.2017 (Estonian) Tuleviku mood – dünamo pontšo,
11.09.2011 (Portugues) Moda e tecnologia têm muito em comum, Artemoda Brazil (also in English)
07.02.2011 Sustainable soft materials of the future, (also in Spanish)
03.12.2010 Introducing: MUST, (also in Spanish)
13.11.2010 Introducing: PapayaLove, (also in Spanish)
04.12.2009 (Estonian) Revolutsiooniline couture või moekas keemia, Eesti Ekspress, Mimi
30.09.2009 (Estonian) Tulevikurõivad,
19.09.2009 (Estonian) USP tekstiili- ja moenädal,