nuSense: Wearable technology to prototype and create new senses
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
nuSense is the result of a degree work on master level at Umeå Institute of Design exploring why wearable technology oftentimes tread a rather narrow path, with many different companies releasing essentially the same product with a new shell, and innovation being slow. Through research, interviews and user research, hardware prototyping and testing it became clear that developing for wearable technology is a very complicated task, for many reasons. Being able to build quick exploratory prototypes was nigh impossible if you do not have a grasp of hardware developing platforms and programming. Further, those outside the industry who just want to explore wearable technology lack a platform to do so easily, aside from buying ready-made solutions made to do one single prepackaged thing. Based on this a concept was developed to provide a platform to explore wearable technology, through modular building-blocks and an easy to grasp interface.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 40 p.
wearable, technology, arduino, prototyping, tangible, wearables
Design Interaction Technologies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-105774OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-105774DiVA: diva2:828143
Subject / course
Degree Project, Interaction Design
Master's programme in Interaction Design
Mullaney, TaraAndersson, Niklas, programansvarig, lektor