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The Case for a Clearer Shared Language in the Design of Smart Clothes and Wearable Technology for the Active Ageing


Introduction This is the presentation I gave at the wearable futures conference 2012 (www.wearablefutures.com) organised by the Smart Clothes and Wearable Technology research centre at University of Wales Newport. Ill be giving an expanded version at Innov_Ex 2012 on 16th April 2012 and then working the whole thing up into a full paper to be presented at the Textile Institute…

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Embedding Design in the Process of Communication of Functionality in Smart Clothes and Wearable Technology to the Active Ageing Consumer


Just heard that my paper proposal for the Textile Institute World Conference 2012 in Malaysia has been accepted…. The title and abstract is reproduced here: Title: Embedding Design in the Process of Communication of Functionality in Smart Clothes and Wearable Technology to the Active Ageing Consumer Abstract: The development of market ready Smart Clothes and Wearable Technology (SCWT) for the…

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Communication of a Cross Disciplinary Shared Language through Design: Developing Smart Clothes and Wearable Technology with the Active Ageing – Poster


This poster was displayed as my entry in the final EPSRC “ICT Pioneers competition 2011″. I was very surprised to be nominated as a finalist as my work is grounded in social and design related issues rather than engineering and physical sciences. Nonetheless I was very pleased to be selected as one of the finalists. Abstract: This research aims to…

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Research Paper – Bridging Methodological Gaps Through Cross-Disciplinary Dialogue for Design of Smart Clothes and Wearable Technology for the Active Ageing


A design theory paper presented at Include 11: The Role of Inclusive Design in Making Social Innovation Happen at the Royal College of Art, 18-20 April 2011. Abstract This paper will consider the implications of a cross disciplinary approach to socially innovative design processes by examining research work in progress within the ‘Design For Ageing Well – Improving the quality…

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Research Paper – Developing a visual language to enhance knowledge transfer in the design of smart clothes and wearable technology for the active ageing


A design theory paper presented at Design Principles and Practices in Rome, January 2011 Abstract Design has a rich iconographic based tradition of information transfer with its roots stretching back many millennia. This topic is evolving into a new on and off screen visual language embedded in our daily interaction with an ever-expanding range of physical and virtual tools. There…

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