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Wearable computing: the good, the bad and the ugly

From Google Glass to the fabled iWatch, wearable computing seems to be everywhere. But is it really the big societal shift that people claim it is? This talk looked at the type of behavioural shifts to expect, triggers for change and potential barriers that may prevent change.
A brief 10 minute talk at UX Australia 2013

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Wearable computing: the good, the bad and the ugly

  1. 1. This image courtesy from Emily Steel, http://emilymsteel.tumblr.com/image/22552285620 Wearable computing: The good, the bad and the ugly @RuthEllison UX Australia 2013
  2. 2. @RuthEllison from @stamfordUX Wearable computing is not new
  3. 3. @RuthEllison from @stamfordUXArtist: Norman Rockwell, 1965
  4. 4. @RuthEllison from @stamfordUXImage source: http://www.google.com/glass/start/what-it-does/
  5. 5. @RuthEllison from @stamfordUXImage source: http://www.google.com/glass/start/what-it-does/
  6. 6. @RuthEllison from @stamfordUX Technology adoption lifecycle Image source: Craig Chelius
  7. 7. @RuthEllison from @stamfordUX Jumping the Technology Adoption “Chasm” Photo available under a creative commons licence: http://www.flickr.com/photos/suckamc/1266268216/
  8. 8. @RuthEllison from @stamfordUX The douchebag effect Image source: http://acorn-blog.blogspot.com.au/2007_09_01_archive.html
  9. 9. @RuthEllison from @stamfordUX Privacy Privacy Utility
  10. 10. @RuthEllison from @stamfordUX One (primary) function
  11. 11. @RuthEllison from @stamfordUX One function Image source: Nike, FitBit
  12. 12. @RuthEllison from @stamfordUX The familiar Image source: Pebble
  13. 13. @RuthEllison from @stamfordUX The familiar Image source: http://www.acquiremag.com/sports/ski-snowboard/oakley-airwave-goggle.php
  14. 14. @RuthEllison from @stamfordUX The familiar Image source:: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/livemap-motorbike-helmet-with-navigation?browse_v=old_no_dropdown
  15. 15. @RuthEllison from @stamfordUX The familiar Image source:: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/livemap-motorbike-helmet-with-navigation?browse_v=old_no_dropdown
  16. 16. @RuthEllison from @stamfordUX Triggers for change This image available under a creative commons licence: http://www.flickr.com/photos/josecamoessilva/653300584/
  17. 17. @RuthEllison from @stamfordUX 169.5 million fitness activity devices by 2017 Source: http://www.abiresearch.com/research/product/1015644-wearable-computing-technologies/
  18. 18. @RuthEllison from @stamfordUX Personalised health data
  19. 19. @RuthEllison from @stamfordUXImage source: http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/google-glass-helps-paralyzed-woman-experience-life/ Providing independence
  20. 20. @RuthEllison from @stamfordUXImage source: https://dashburst.com/disneys-magicband-next-generation-customer-experience/ Personalising the user experience
  21. 21. @RuthEllison from @stamfordUX Unfamiliar vs. familiar Personalisation Data analysis & immediate feedback
  22. 22. Thank you :) @RuthEllison from @StamfordUX

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