© 2013

Wearing Embodied Emotions

A Practice Based Design Research on Wearable Technology


  • A perspective on wearable technology from a phenomenological overview

  • Tips for creating wearable technology prototypes

  • A design model and assumptions that can trigger new avenues for human-to-human interaction that is mediated with wearable technology


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Also part of the PoliMI SpringerBriefs book sub series (BRIEFSPOLIMI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Seçil Uğur
    Pages 1-5
  3. Seçil Uğur
    Pages 7-31
  4. Seçil Uğur
    Pages 33-59
  5. Seçil Uğur
    Pages 75-95
  6. Seçil Uğur
    Pages 97-102
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 103-106

About this book


Today, people are in an era of digitally mediated Human-to-Human Interaction, which cannot provide full sensorial contact and therefore, emotions cannot be communicated completely. The intimate cover of the human body, i.e. garment is the interface, where many personal traits are embodied. With the improvements in textile and electronics industry, this embodiment can be carried on a higher level, where the garments become dynamic interfaces and extensions of the human body. This book consists of a research on skin, clothes and technology as extensions of human body, emotions, technology-mediated emotions and a design practice that explores the communicative level of wearable technology through turning it into a living surface, which can convert intangible data to tangible in order to provide an emotional communication. This book aims to show how Human-Technology interaction is carried into an alternative context, where technology dissolves in use and starts serving for enhancing HHI.


Affective Computing Design and Emotion Embodied Interaction Practice based Design Research Smart Wearables Wearable Technology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., Dipartimento di DesignPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Wearing Embodied Emotions
  • Book Subtitle A Practice Based Design Research on Wearable Technology
  • Authors Seçil Uğur
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-88-470-5246-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-88-470-5247-5
  • Series ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-5318
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 106
  • Number of Illustrations 19 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction
    Engineering Design
    Industrial Design
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