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How Not to Sell Wearable Devices

This is an example (ad for Microsoft Band) of how not to market your wearable product. The language doesn’t seem very authentic and it creates a sense of barrier to the product.

Moving Projection Mapping Experiment

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Tried manually moving the pico projector while mapping to give more immersive effect. This would be great for large spaces where you want to achieve the brightest and sharpest image without having to use multiple projectors. It’s also conceptually interesting to translate the movement into both digital and physical layers, instead of merely projecting the digital moving image.

Tentacle Arm by Kaylene Kau

A prosthetic arm that is both flexible and adjustable in order to grip a variety of objects.

The Motor winds a cable while releasing the other, causing the arm to curl. Releasing the cable will return the arm to its normal position.

Lunettes pour une vision autre by Julio Le Parc

"Lunettes pour une vision autre," which translates to “Twelve glasses for another vision," is an experience developed in 1966 that uses glasses to distort perception in twelve different ways such as creating fragmented, colored and slow-mo vision.

“The ideal spectator is the most free, most open, least conditioned," Le Parc says of the current installation. “The most important thing for me is that brief moment of interconnection."

NECLUMI Projection-Mapped Necklace

NECLUMI, a projection-mapped necklace reacts to body movement and sound. This wearable device opens up the possibility of deeper social interactions happening in low-light environments such as subway, bar and event venue where small artifacts such as necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings are hard to see in dark. In its essence, this is a more tasteful form of rave accessories.

Looking Back at Apple Watch Keynote

I still recall Jony Ive's explaination of the Apple Watch during its keynote, which addressed all of the right key points that a wearable product should focus on. So I decided to put together a list of my favorite wearable quotes from Ive.

"We’re introducing an unparalleled level of technical innovation combined with a design that connects with the wearer at an intimate level to both embrace individuality and inspire desire. The watch senses that you are raising your wrist and then activates the display. You see an organization of apps that well knew is somehow familiar. Navigation is fluid and vital."

"Apps are designed for lightweight interaction. Smart replies and dictation let you respond quickly to messages. Glances let you swipe through information efficiently. And pressing the button below the digital crown instantly shows you friends you can contact in just seconds. And with digital touch, we’ve developed an entirely new way for you to connect intimately with others."

"We know that wearing something all day every day becomes as much about personal preference and self-expression as functionality. So we’ve designed a range of watch faces. You can personalize both their appearance and their capability."

"Personalization extends way beyond the interface. We have designed six different straps and a mechanism that makes the straps easily interchangeable with the refinement and precision that’s born of functionality. The sport band in a range of bold colors is made from a tough, durable sweat and chemical resistant high performance elastomer."

- Jony Ive

Takeaway: More wearable products should embrace intimacy, individuality, desire, expression and personalization.