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"Mobile Fashion" Application
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This master thesis investigates studies on fashion oriented people according to the "Outfit-Centric Accessories" concept. The outfit-centric accessories concept originated from recent research study by Juhlin and Zhang (2011) about mobile phone representation in fashion and Aesthetic of Interaction area of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). The term outfit-centric accessories originated from clothing and wearer. In this concept an outfit is playing a role as the centerpiece and a mobile phone is functioning as a sort of an accessory that can be added to an outfit. The main aim here is to explore design solution for matching the visual appearance of mobile device with different outfit of a person. The first phase of this thesis is based on a research conducted through a literature review on the Aesthetic Interaction and the Experience-Centered design approach. Literature study has been followed by studies the relation between the fashion and technology and the outfit-centric accessories concept precisely. The findings that are presented here are based on field studies on fashion oriented people who are interested in mobile phone design. Filed studies were conducted through gathering input entries from social networking services such as Facebook and Blogger, survey of questionnaire on outfit matching mechanism, and inquiring people around. The findings are described the outfit "Match Mechanism" and the "social activities around the outfit matching" in relation to the concept. These descriptions have led the project to the system design and development phase regarding the outfit-centric accessories concept. This phase resulted in the Android based mobile application named "Mobile Fashion". This application enables a user to match a mobile device with variety of clothing in the form of a background image, cover, or printable sticker (skin phone) and it allows a user to participate in social services by sharing the look with others. It is worth mentioning that "Mobile Fashion" application presented in Vinnova-nytt (June 2011, No.3, p15) and International Joint Conference on Ambient Intelligent (AmI'11 November, 16, 2011, Amsterdam) (see appendix 14 and 15).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 122 p.
Trita-ICT-EX, 2012:296
Keyword [en]
Outfit-centric accessories, Aesthetic Interaction, Mobile design, Match application, Mobile Fashion application
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-105629OAI: diva2:571546
Educational program
Master of Science - Interactive Systems Engineering
Available from: 2012-11-23 Created: 2012-11-23 Last updated: 2012-11-23Bibliographically approved

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