Beyond Individuals: Exploring Social Experiences Around Wearables

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Researchers

Research units

  • Eindhoven University of Technology
  • University of California at Berkeley
  • University of Lapland
  • Tampere University

Abstract

Much of the research in wearable technology focuses on the primary user's experiences and interactions. However, many wearables are inherently social -- even public -- by nature as they are visible to nearby others. Wearables carry meanings about the wearer (e.g., lifestyle, attitudes, interests, social status). Some wearables are even designed to enable interaction between collocated users or enhance group-experience. While the functions of the technology are often seen to justify its existence, reaching high acceptance of technology requires that also social and cultural aspects are considered. In this workshop, we look into the dynamic and communicative nature of wearable technology designed for both individuals and groups. We are particularly interested in social experiences emerging around personal wearables and the possibilities for technology enhancing group experiences. The goal of this workshop is to bring together a community of researchers, designers, and practitioners who have designed or are interested in designing wearable technology to discuss research agenda and challenges

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdjunct Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sep 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventJoint ACM International Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp) and ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC) - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Sep 201913 Sep 2019

Conference

ConferenceJoint ACM International Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp) and ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC)
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period09/09/201913/09/2019

    Research areas

  • Wearable Technology, Social Experiences, Co-experience, Interaction Beyond Individual, Design Space

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