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‘Utopia or Oblivion?
Buckminster Fuller framed this question in his 1993 book of the same name, warning that mankind’s prospects would go decisively one way, or the other. Twenty years on, it is clear that nobody could have answered his question with any certainty. This is because we are all entangled in it. Fortunately, most of us have heard of the butterfly effect, so we are slowly realising that each one of us has some responsibility for what happens. What does this mean for ‘UCD’ (User-Centered Design)?’

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P3i – the future of innovative designPhys.Org… technologies that enhance life quality and creating customised products that connect with people on an emotional level.

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Co.Design4 Rules For Designing Wearable Tech That People Will Actually WearCo.DesignIt is an exciting time to be in wearable technology.

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The debate is beginning to open up regarding the design of wearables, particularly health wearables. however there is still little innovation happening in the designs and the outlook is continually one of expecting people with health issues to want their devices to be ‘discreet’ and ‘camouflaged’. It is till hard to move the debate on to talking about choice, about designing these artefacts with jewellery designers who already work with the very intimate boundaries of the body using different forms and materials; whilst considering differing notions of wearability. Nor is there a consideration that we need to be using design to remove stigma not to perpetuate it. What meanings do we want these artefacts to hold for the wearer and how can we enhance, promote these meanings through design.

These are some of the issues which if challenged will lead to interesting developments and innovations in health enhancing wearables

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Co.DesignA Gadget For Teaching People To Master Body LanguageCo.Design“While having spoken to colleagues and friends it became clear, that almost everybody seems to want to improve their appearance and that hardly anybody seems to be really…

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Smartphones may have dominated the news this week, but Fitbit, creators of the Fitbit Ultra smart fitness tracker and the Fitbit Aria smart wireless scale, today unveiled two new fitness trackers (which will both sync to said smartphones, by the…

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Tactile Bracelet Gives Stylish Alerts for Deaf Fashionistas…

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