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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_8

8. Digital Design for Wearables

Sibel Deren Guler, Madeline Gannon2 and Kate Sicchio1

(1)Brooklyn, New York, USA

(2)Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Guest Chapter by Madeline Gannon

We have a long tradition—as old as human civilization itself—of crafting wearable garments and objects for the body. But it is only in the past 30 or 40 years that we have been building tools to digitize these traditionally analog practices. Although we shouldn’t reject millennia of accumulated knowledge, handcrafted design processes have certain limitations that digital tools can help overcome. For example, when ...

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