Are Wearable Gadgets The Next Tech Revolution?

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Are Wearable Gadgets The Next Tech Revolution?.

Forrester Research has published a new report called Smart Body, Smart World. And its thesis is one we’ve been talking about here on Co.Design for a while now: The next innovation in computing isn’t tablets or smartphones, but rather a new age of sensor-packed “wearables”…

“We’re entering an age of human-centered design, shaped around people and their existing habits and body language,” Fjord CEO and report consultant Olof Schybergso explains. “Instead of learning how to interact with machines, it’s the reverse–machines learn to work with us.”

So how do you design for this new market, and just who will it affect? The report’s author, Forrester Senior Analyst Sarah Rotman Epps, filled us in on how she believes the future will play out.

“For a wearable to be successful, it has to be something you want on your body all day anyway, even if it had no function,” she tells Co.Design. “I think there’s more to it than that, but absolutely, the sensuousness of design is crucial because this is something that is literally on your skin. It has to not only be comfortable–it has to express something about who you are.”

Yes, it should be wearable and hackable 🙂


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