Yay!! Some of my work on wearables has been featured on the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) ! I am very much humbled and thankful for the opportunity. Ofcourse, these are simple apps, but are actually the beginning of some more complex HCI research work I am conducting with wearables. A few months ago, ( summer 2014), in line with my mantra of learning a new language/platform technology each year, I decided to feed my growing interest in wearables. I made a few apps for the Samsung Gear smartwatch line (Gear 2 Gear 2 Neo and Gear S) , and a few of them were ranked as the top 200 finalist apps in the 2014 Gear App Challenge . It was a huge learning experience, and some of the lessons learned whilst working on these apps have been summarized in the these slides – here and here.
Without further ado .. here’s the video cover.
A more academic (and initial) description of my thoughts on designing interfaces for wearables like the gear smartwatch can be found here, and is cited as follows :
Dibia, Victor, “An Affective, Normative and Functional Approach to Designing User Experiences for Wearables” (2014). SIGHCI 2014 Proceedings, International Conference on Information Systems. Paper 1. http://aisel.aisnet.org/sighci2014/1
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