Digital jewellery as experience

Jayne Wallace, Andrew Dearden

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Abstract

When designing interactive devices or environments the role of human experience is crucial to the depth and sensitivity of that interaction. Increasing attention is being paid within the fields of HCI and Interaction Design to the importance of human experience, how we can learn to gain an understanding of experience and how to use this to inform the creation of environments for positive technological interactions. As computing and technology become more ubiquitous in their conception, designers are looking for methods of bridging technology with the human form. In this chapter we explore our different perspectives as a contemporary jeweller and an interaction designer focusing on a framework, which has supported and enabled a dialogue of our respective and collective understandings of experience in the area of wearable interactive devices and contemporary jewellery. We use the framework to explore our experience of existing designs of contemporary jewellery and also of interactive jewellery proposals, which lead us to suggest possible ways forward in the design of wearable artefacts, which can truly be described as digital jewellery.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFuture Interaction Design
EditorsAntti Pirhonen, Pertti Saariluoma, Hannakaisa Isomäki, Chris Roast
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSpringer London
Pages193-216
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781846280894
ISBN (Print)9781852337919
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

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