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Crafting Wearables: Blending Technology with Fashion by Kate Sicchio, Madeline Gannon, Sibel Deren Guler

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© Sibel Deren Guler, Madeline Gannon, and Kate Sicchio 2016

Sibel Deren Guler, Madeline Gannon and Kate Sicchio, Crafting Wearables, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1808-2_1

1. A Brief History of Wearables

Sibel Deren Guler, Madeline Gannon2 and Kate Sicchio1

(1)Brooklyn, New York, USA

(2)Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

The motivation for designing and making wearables has always been quite simple: to provide convenience for the wearer . As the world becomes more connected, our attention is increasingly divided. Clothing and accessories, when chosen carefully, can provide comfort and relief. For example, by adding more function to an outfit, you can consolidate the number of objects you need and make yourself more efficient when mobile. The ability to access e-mail ...

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