This paper reflects on the development of a multi-sensory clubbing experience which was deployed during a two-day event within the context of the Amsterdam Dance Event in October 2016 in Amsterdam. We present how the entire experience was developed end-to-end and deployed at the event through the collaboration of several project partners from industries such as art and design, music, food, technology and research. Central to the system are smart textiles, namely wristbands equipped with Bluetooth LE sensors which were used to sense people attending the dance event. We describe the components of the system, the development process, the collaboration between the involved entities and the event itself. To conclude the paper, we highlight insights gained from conducting a real world research deployment across many collaborators and stakeholders with different backgrounds.

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ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Amsterdam (CWI), The Netherlands

Cabrero Barros, S, Jansen, A.J, César Garcia, P.S, Röggla, T, & Shamma, D.A. (2018). Designing the club of the future with data: A case study on collaboration of creative industries. In CHI EA '18: Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1–9). doi:10.1145/3170427.3174358