Designing for Wearables: Effective UX for Current and Future Devices

Designing for Wearables: Effective UX for Current and Future Devices

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Now may be the perfect time to enter the wearables industry. With the range of products that have appeared in recent years, you can determine which ideas resonate with users and which don't before leaping into the market. In this practical guide, author Scott Sullivan examines the current wearables ecosystem and then demonstrates the impact that service design in particular will have on these types of devices going forward.

You'll learn about the history and influence of activity trackers, smartwatches, wearable cameras, the controversial Google Glass experiment, and other devices that have come out of the recent Wild West period. This book also dives into many other aspects of wearables design, including tools for creating new products and methodologies for measuring their usefulness.

You'll explore:

  • Emerging types of wearable technologies
  • How to design services around wearable devices
  • Key concepts that govern service design
  • Prototyping processes and tools such as Arduino and Processing
  • The importance of storytelling for introducing new wearables
  • How wearables will change our relationship with computers


Author: Scott Sullivan
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Published: 01/17/2017
Pages: 194
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 9.00h x 5.90w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9781491944158

About the Author

Scott Sullivan is an applied designer at Adaptive Path, where he has recently worked on software and messaging for emerging technologies and wearable devices. Before joining Adaptive Path, Scott was a digital product designer at Involution Studios, and was heavily involved in launching and evolving startups. He has experience in many problem spaces, including Education, Energy, Finance, Social Media, and Digital Publishing.