This course is for designers who are interested in technologies that have the human body and its covering as their focus.
The main conceptual framework for the course will be provided by theories of digital craftsmanship, body-centric technologies and phenomenological readings and speculative philosophy. These will assist in helping you to sift and prioritise the current trends and thought relating to fashion and discussion around the body within data-informed spaces.
An interdisciplinary field of study will include interaction and UX design and open source culture, design innovation and applied philosophy. You will be introduced to philosophical trends and these will tie in with your practice and help you to develop a critical view incorporating design fiction and other emerging theories. You will engage with research methods such as participatory, user-study and user-centred design. We will help you to influence the decision makers so that wearable solutions will be accepted and meet the cultural and ethical expectations when designing for the human body and the garment-industry.
Velophonic is a musical bike project that encourages cyclists to make their own motion instruments to explore the city with an enhanced ride.
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You are expected to consider the cultural and social role inherent to fashion as a part of wearable futures. Wearable Futures students will focus their investigations on the key flashpoints of the body as an interface for what is a symbiotic, physical and digital exchange.
Wearable Futures graduates have the knowledge and skills needed to be innovative within different facets of the new and emerging wearable tech industry.