eBook Wearing Embodied Emotions, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 8847052475
  • ISBN-13: 9788847052475
  • DDC: 004.16
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 106 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released March 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Overview

Today, people are in an era of digitally mediated Human-to-Human Interaction, which cannot provide full sensorial contact and therefore, emotions cannot be communicated completely. The intimate cover of the human body, i.e. garment is the interface, where many personal traits are embodied. With the improvements in textile and electronics industry, this embodiment can be carried on a higher level, where the garments become dynamic interfaces and extensions of the human body. This book consists of a research on skin, clothes and technology as extensions of human body, emotions, technology-mediated emotions and a design practice that explores the communicative level of wearable technology through turning it into a living surface, which can convert intangible data to tangible in order to provide an emotional communication. This book aims to show how Human-Technology interaction is carried into an alternative context, where technology dissolves in use and starts serving for enhancing HHI.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface.
Acknowledgements.
Contents.
1: Introduction.
2: Human Body's Extensions.
3: Emotion, Design and Technology.
4: A Design Practice on Emotional Embodiment through Wearable Technology.
5: Prototyping and Testing.
6: Conclusion.
Index.