Expressive Wearables : Practices-Oriented Codesign for New Forms of Social Mobile Technology

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A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä
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2019-10
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en
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15
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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOBILE HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION, Volume 11, issue 4
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Self-expression is a vital practice for a functioning social life. Wearables have become expressive everyday products, while studies showed how physical collocation can be an opportunity for social technology. This article identifies a perspective for future design of wearables as an extension of the body in its social context: designing for diversity in expression with respect to social boundaries. The collected literature demonstrates the development of new forms of expressive wearables that challenges norms of dress and three groups of participatory methods enable re-search into everyday life practices. The two initial studies—inquiring into everyday life and exploring the wearable design for new practices—exemplify these methods and point a way forward with a focus for design on distinct practices of self-expression.
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Context, Ethnography, Everyday-Life, Field Studies, Participatory Methods, Practices-Oriented Design, Prototyping, Research Through Design, Self-Expression, Social Challenges, Wearable Technology
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Epp , F 2019 , ' Expressive Wearables : Practices-Oriented Codesign for New Forms of Social Mobile Technology ' , INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOBILE HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION , vol. 11 , no. 4 , 1 . https://doi.org/10.4018/IJMHCI.2019100101