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Fashionable shape switching: Explorations in outfit-centric design
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Media Technology and Interaction Design, MID. (Mobile Life)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3972-9689
2013 (English)In: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2013, 1353-1362 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

We present a design exercise illustrating how fashion practices and the fashion design process can be used to create new opportunities both in the mobile domain and in product design, as well as in wearable computing. We investigate the concept of outfit-centric design by extending the support for social and visual interaction with digital devices beyond the currently available shells and stickers, and drawing on the ways in which people vary their dress ensembles. We designed a set of mock-up samples in a local fashion style, as a first step in under-standing possible applications of the emerging technology of organic interfaces. Initial user feedback shows how fashion-conscious participants creatively experimented with the set's variations of shape and color in outfits created from their personal wardrobes, which revealed the importance of the objects' size and location on the body. It also points out that a lack of integration with the fashion system's processes reduces the attractiveness of the samples.

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2013. 1353-1362 p.
Keyword [en]
Design, Dressing, Fashion, Mobile interaction, Organic interface, Outfit, Product de-sign, Wearable computing, Organic interfaces, Digital devices, Human computer interaction, Human engineering, Wearable computers, Wheel dressing, Product design
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Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-134458DOI: 10.1145/2470654.2466178ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84877941754ISBN: 9781450318990OAI: diva2:669034
31st Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Changing Perspectives, CHI 2013, 27 April 2013 through 2 May 2013, Paris

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Available from: 2013-12-02 Created: 2013-11-25 Last updated: 2013-12-02Bibliographically approved

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