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Reconciling ICT and Wearable Design: Ten Lessons from Working with Swatch
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Communication Systems, CoS.
2007 (English)In: ISWC 2007: Proceedings of the ISWC 2007 Workshop on the Role of Design in Wearable Computing, 2007Conference paper (Refereed)
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This paper describes a product development collaborationbetween Swatch, a wearable design company, and HewlettPackard (HP), a provider of Information and CommunicationTechnologies (ICT). For both companies, the interaction wasunique in that it required them to consider the deployment ofwearable computing technology and support services into anapplication space dominated by fashion design. The author of thispaper worked at Hewlett Packard Laboratories, and wasextensively involved in this joint work. The goal of the projectwas to broaden the market for Swatch’s designs by using ICT.However as the project progressed it became clear that theinfluence of ICT on fashion design is highly complex andreciprocal. This paper describes what was observed during the 3years of the joint project, and presents ten learned outcomes fromthe attempt to merge wearable computing with fashion design.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-63767OAI: diva2:482488
2007 IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers. Boston, MA, USA. October 11-13 2007
QC 20120126Available from: 2012-01-24 Created: 2012-01-24 Last updated: 2012-01-26Bibliographically approved

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