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The Icebreaker T-shirt is a unique tool for connecting people. It is designed for use in conventions, open days, and other large social events. Plymouth University alone has approximately 23,000 students, with many of these students attending open days and freshers fairs. (University of Plymouth, 2018) With the phrase “It’s not what you know but who you know” being more true than ever; it is vital to grow your social circle and create opportunities for both now and the future.
The Icebreaker mobile app accompanies the T-shirt, allowing users to input their login details as well as add in their hobbies and interests to match upon. The app is simple, allowing you to input your details and go, so your attention is always in the moment, rather than at your phone.
Watch our promotional video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVB_mYe-LQw
The interactive T-shirt makes the immaterial concept of shared interests and brings them to life in a visual way. When you meet someone you have similar interests to, your shirt will light up, telling you exactly who you have matched with and what interests you match on. The accompanying app tells you exactly how close the person you matched with is, so you never miss an opportunity to meet someone.
The Icebreaker T-shirt allows wearers to expand their social circle and meet new people – Perfect for university freshers fairs and open days.
Don’t want to match with anyone? Only want to match with people of a similar age? Don’t want to share your location? No problem. With the Icebreaker mobile app, you can choose from a range of privacy options.
Future updates include:
- Personalisation: Customisation of colours and lighting effects based on preferences in the mobile app.
- More Matches: A more extensive list of hobbies and interests to choose from.
- Washable: Switching to washable conductive threads & removable LED panels, allowing the T-shirt to be reused
University of Plymouth. (2018). Facts and figures. [online] Available at: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/your-university/about-us/facts-and-figures [Accessed 19 Jan. 2018].