4 Rules For Designing Wearable Tech That People Will Actually Wear – Co.Design

September 20, 2012

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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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