Evolutionary wearables

Patricia FLANAGAN*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in book/report/conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Early development of Wearables emerged through professional silos of computer science and fashion design and resulted in two distinct branches typified by an aesthetic approach from fashion and by a function and ocular-centric approach from science. Attempts at collaboration between these silos tended to bring the two methodologies into conflict and often produced awkward results. Computer science is a field traditionally dominated by men and fashion design by women, so what is the future for wearable’s evolution as professions are becoming less gendered? In 2009 the author established the Wearables Lab in Hong Kong. In 2012 and 2014 the Wearables Lab hosted research initiatives specifically focused on haptic interfaces where wearables are viewed as an interface between the body and the world. This article maps key themes of this research leading to speculative designs for evolutionary wearables.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesign, User Experience, and Usability
Subtitle of host publicationUsers and Interactions - 4th International Conference, DUXU 2015 Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Proceedings
EditorsAaron Marcus
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages622-630
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783319208978
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event4th International Conference on Design, User Experience and Usability, DUXU 2015 Held as Part of 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2015 - Los Angeles, CA, USA, Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 2 Aug 20157 Aug 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9187
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Design, User Experience and Usability, DUXU 2015 Held as Part of 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period2/08/157/08/15

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Cybernetics
  • Cyborganic
  • Gender equality
  • Haptic interface
  • Neganthropocene
  • Sunaptic sculpture
  • Systems thinking
  • Wearables

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Evolutionary wearables'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this