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.
|Title of host publication||Future Interaction Design|
|Editors||Antti Pirhonen, Pertti Saariluoma, Hannakaisa Isomäki, Chris Roast|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||24|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|