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The Cyberspace Building Crew Embroidered Patches were created after the 2017 Paris Web Conference on accessibility and design. During the conference they used the metaphor of conquest of space and the USA/ USSR agreement to illustrate their point. Each of the patches naming a space crew job represents a coinciding job that is held on the internet. They were designed by a freelance web designer and art director in Paris who took the idea and made patches for the attendees. I have used the patches along with this metaphor during team building experiences.

The patches are made out of quality materials. The thread is high quality and is nicely woven, the colors are vibrant. The patches are approximately 8 cm wide. The back of the patch is coated with iron-on material so that you can iron on the patches to hold them in place and then you can sew them on as well if you would like them to be reinforced. It was easy to iron the patches on and they stuck really well.

There are 11 different embroidery patches That have been designed as part of the campaign to represent different internet jobs. They are meant to be used for uniforms during team building experiences. The jobs that coincide with each patch are as follows: The Program Patch, Developers Patch, Designers Patch, Organization/ Product Owners, Quality Control, Front Developers, OPS/ DEVOPS/ SYSADMIN/SRE, UX designers, Accessibility experts, Hosting, Virtual and augmented reality, Web Performance, CEO, Sales Team/ DFO.

I was able to match each of these embroidery patches to someone on my team and a specific job that they have. They added fun to our meaningful team building experience in the office, patches can be displayed on uniforms or simply at the desk of the team member. These patches could also be used during a conference. They help internet workers to realize the importance of their job, and working together to make a mission succeed.  You can find out more information about these patches and their coinciding jobs at the links below.

Project Details:
Crowdfunding Campaign: Kickstarter
Launch Date: May 2, 2018
Ship Date: October 30, 2018
Company Website: Cyberspace Builders