AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH TO THE DESIGN OF WEARABLE DEVICES BY PRIORITIZING EXPRESSIVE QUALITIES OF TECHNOLOGICAL COMPONENTS
Wearable devices have crucial impact on our bodies, since they directly affect our appearances. However, wearable design practitioners focus more on the practical functionalities of the technology, leaving much to investigate what kind of visual expressions the technology might enable on wearable devices. With a critical approach on this functional perspective, we conducted a design workshop with fashion design and engineering students in which they first created art expressions and then wearable devices by mingling with technological components. This practitioner’s essay reflects on the hands-on design experiences resulted in new visual expressions that would not be possible with only traditional materials.
ÇAĞLAR GENÇ, OĞUZ TUR AN BURUK, SEDA INAL YILM AZ, KEMAL CAN, OĞUZHAN ÖZCAN