The materiality of wearable computers - Craft and authentic user experience.

Kettley, Sarah and Smyth, Michael (2004) The materiality of wearable computers - Craft and authentic user experience. The Design Journal, 7 (2). pp. 32-41. ISSN 1460-6925

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This paper presents work undertaken as part of an ongoing research programme into wearable computers and the processes for designing personal digital artifacts that exhibit authenticity. Authenticity is discussed in its associations with contemporary craft and as a means by which tools may cease disappearing in the obsessively rational quest for the 'invisible computer' and instead become more meaningful for users as objects in interaction. Materiality is arrived at as a possible basis for further work into agentive design methodologies.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1460-6925
Electronic ISSN: 1756-3062
Additional Information: Special Issue: Pixel Raiders: Designers and Digital Technology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arts; Craftwork; Human-Computer Interaction; Computers; Design; Comfortblanket; Perception;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology > 152 Perception, movement, emotions & drives
700 Arts & recreation > 740 Drawing & decorative arts
000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 004 Data processing & computer science
Library of Congress Subjects: T Technology > TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
Item ID: 1854
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2008 16:13
Last Modified: 10 May 2013 10:55

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