Toolkits & Wearables: Developing Toolkits for Exploring Wearable Designs

Caglar Genc, Oguz 'Oz Buruk, Shiva Jabari, Lee Jones, Kirill Ragozin, Kate Hartman, Johanna Virkki, Kai Kunze, Oskar Juhlin, Jonna Häkkilä

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Designing wearables is a complex task that includes many layers, such as wearability, interactivity, functionality, social and cultural considerations. For decades now, prototyping toolkits are proposed to aid diverse types of audiences in exploring the design of smart accessories and garments. However, the task of designing toolkits for wearables has not received a comprehensive discussion and systematic reflection. In this workshop, we look into challenges, opportunities, and lessons learned in using, developing and evaluating wearable toolkits by focusing on their target groups, purposes, effects on the final designs. By bringing together researchers and practitioners who are experienced with the design, use and assessment of wearable toolkits, we see a particular opportunity in providing a broader perspective on defining the future of wearable toolkit designs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts
EditorsSimone Barbosa, Cliff Lampe, Caroline Appert, David A. Shamma
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-9156-6
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2022
MoEC publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventCHI '22: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - New Orleans LA USA, New Orlens, United States
Duration: 29 Apr 20225 May 2022


ConferenceCHI '22: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleCHI '22
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orlens


  • prototyping
  • e-textiles
  • toolkit
  • smart jewelry
  • design
  • Wearables

Field of science

  • Visual arts and design


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