Wearbles: the fabric of our lives
May 7, 2014
How can designers better integrate wearables into users’ lives? One person who may have an answer is Graduate Media Design Practices alumna Jennifer Darmour (MFA 05). A wearables veteran who has worked in the field for 10 years, Darmour runs her own wearables company, Electricfoxy, and is also a user interaction designer for Artefact, a Seattle-based technology product design and development company, where her clients have included Microsoft, Samsung and Google.
Darmour thinks wearables need to adjust to our needs, not the other way around. She believes strongly that many products today—ones that simply shrink down current technology and slap it on a wrist, or that force people to adapt to socially awkward user interfaces—are turning humans into cyborgs. Her solution? Design products that integrate technology into the fabric of our lives. Literally.
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