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Crafting Wearables

Blending Technology with Fashion

  • Sibel Deren Guler
  • Madeline Gannon
  • Kate Sicchio

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. What Are Wearables?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sibel Deren Guler, Madeline Gannon, Kate Sicchio
      Pages 3-10
    3. Sibel Deren Guler, Madeline Gannon, Kate Sicchio
      Pages 11-19
  3. Methods and Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Sibel Deren Guler, Madeline Gannon, Kate Sicchio
      Pages 23-32
    3. Sibel Deren Guler, Madeline Gannon, Kate Sicchio
      Pages 33-44
    4. Sibel Deren Guler, Madeline Gannon, Kate Sicchio
      Pages 45-58
    5. Sibel Deren Guler, Madeline Gannon, Kate Sicchio
      Pages 59-72
    6. Sibel Deren Guler, Madeline Gannon, Kate Sicchio
      Pages 73-84
    7. Sibel Deren Guler, Madeline Gannon, Kate Sicchio
      Pages 85-97
    8. Sibel Deren Guler, Madeline Gannon, Kate Sicchio
      Pages 99-110
    9. Sibel Deren Guler, Madeline Gannon, Kate Sicchio
      Pages 111-117
  4. Fashion and Product

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Sibel Deren Guler, Madeline Gannon, Kate Sicchio
      Pages 121-131
    3. Sibel Deren Guler, Madeline Gannon, Kate Sicchio
      Pages 133-143
    4. Sibel Deren Guler, Madeline Gannon, Kate Sicchio
      Pages 145-159
    5. Sibel Deren Guler, Madeline Gannon, Kate Sicchio
      Pages 161-173
    6. Sibel Deren Guler, Madeline Gannon, Kate Sicchio
      Pages 175-182
    7. Sibel Deren Guler, Madeline Gannon, Kate Sicchio
      Pages 183-195
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 197-216

About this book

Introduction

This book introduces the exciting intersection of technology and fashion known as wearable computing. Learn about the future of electronics in clothing and testiles, and be a part of creating that future! Crafting Wearables begins with the history of the field, then covers current practices and future trends. You will gain deeper insight into the strategy behind the design of wearable devices while learning about the tools and materials needed to start your own wearables toolbox.

In a time when consumer electronics are becoming smaller and seamlessly integrated into our lives, it is important to understand how technology can improve and augment your lifestyle. Wearables are in a sense the most organic and natural interface we can design, yet there is still doubt about how quickly wearable technologies will become the cultural norm. Furthermore, skills that have become less valuable over the years, such as sewing, are making a return with the wearables movement. 

  • Gives a better understanding of wearable technology and how it has evolved
  • Teaches basic skills and techniques to familiarize you with the tools and materials
  • Showcases breakthrough designs and discoveries that impact our everyday interactions

Keywords

Wearables e-textiles cosplay sensors augmented reality wearable computing sewing smart fabrics

Authors and affiliations

  • Sibel Deren Guler
    • 1
  • Madeline Gannon
    • 2
  • Kate Sicchio
    • 3
  1. 1.BrooklynUSA
  2. 2.PittsburghUSA
  3. 3.BrooklynUSA

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