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Ninth IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC'05) (2005)
Osaka, Japan
Oct. 18, 2005 to Oct. 21, 2005
ISBN: 0-7695-2419-2
pp: 70-77
Jane McCann , Smart Clothes & Wearable Technology Research Group School of Art, Media & Design, University of Wales, Newport, Caerleon Campus, PO Box 179, Newport, UK, NP18 3YG
Richard Hurford , Smart Clothes & Wearable Technology Research Group School of Art, Media & Design, University of Wales, Newport, Caerleon Campus, PO Box 179, Newport, UK, NP18 3YG
Adam Martin , Smart Clothes & Wearable Technology Research Group School of Art, Media & Design, University of Wales, Newport, Caerleon Campus, PO Box 179, Newport, UK, NP18 3YG
ABSTRACT
<p>The research and development of attractive smart clothing, with truly embedded technologies, demands the merging of science and technology with art and design. This paper looks at a comparatively new and unique design discipline that has been given little prior consideration. The concept of 'wearables' crosses the boundaries between many disciplines. A gap exists for a common 'language' that facilitates creativity and a systematic design process. Designers of smart clothing require guidance in their enquiry, as gaining an understanding of issues such as; usability, manufacture, fashion, consumer culture, recycling and end user needs can seem forbidding and difficult to prioritise. This paper presents a design tool in a format that can be understood by practitioners who come from a range of backgrounds. The representation of the 'critical path' is intended as a tool to guide the design research and development process in the application of smart technologies.</p>
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CITATION

J. McCann, A. Martin and R. Hurford, "A Design Process for the Development of Innovative Smart Clothing that Addresses End-User Needs from Technical, Functional, Aesthetic and Cultural View Points.," Ninth IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC'05)(ISWC), Osaka, Japan, 2005, pp. 70-77.
doi:10.1109/ISWC.2005.3
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