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Charmed: Can Jewellery Tell Us What We Want From Wearable Technology?

Hazel White

With the development of smaller and more portable technology, both clothing and jewellery offer potential solutions to the problem of ‘wearability’. Jewellery objects often signify emotional attachments, personal stories and have personal meaning to the wearer. Rather than simply being a carrier of technology, could the resonances that jewellery objects gather offer suggestions as to what we might want wearable technology to do? The paper discusses a UK Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project which uses ‘charms’ to explores what wearers might desire from technologically enabled jewellery. The paper discusses how the research was conducted; the insights gained and suggests future design possibilities.


wearable computing, jewellery, interaction