Issue No. 01 - January-March (2003 vol. 2)
Gerd Kortuem , Lancaster University
Zary Segall , University of Oregon
<p>This article illustrates the social potentials of wearable computers by discussing wearable communities, social networks based on augmented face-to-face encounters. It discusses social and technical issues of building wearable communities and introduces the WearCoM wearable community design methodology. WearCoM provides a systematic framework for rapid prototyping of wearable community systems. We summarize our experiences in using the WearCoM methodology as a set of design guidelines for wearable communities.</p>
wearable computers, wearable communities, design methodology, WearCom, augmented social space, prototyping
G. Kortuem and Z. Segall, "Wearable Communities: Augmenting Social Networks with Wearable Computers," in IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 2, no. , pp. 71-78, 2003.