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dc.contributor.authorOliver, Helen
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-08T00:45:51Z
dc.date.available2021-12-08T00:45:51Z
dc.date.submitted2020-06-30
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/331266
dc.description.abstractIn the year 2021, wearable technology could look beautiful and feel magical, but instead is exemplified by a plain wristband that looks suspiciously like a prison monitor. How can we make wearable technology that respects our privacy, enhances our daily lives, integrates with our other connected devices without leashing us to a smartphone, and visually expresses who we are? This study uses a novel method of participatory design fiction (PDFi) to understand potential users of everyday wearable technology through storytelling. I recruited participants from the general public and gave them a five-point prompt to create a design fiction (DF), which inspired the user-centred design of an everyday connected wearable device. The participants each received a technology probe to wear in the wild for a year. They then updated their DFs as a way to reflect on the implications of the technology. For the purposes of privacy, augmenting device functionality through interoperability, and integration into an Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem, I used the Hub-of-All-Things personal data store to provide the software infrastructure. By listening to their stories, we can elicit design concepts directly from the users, to help us create wearable IoT devices that put the wearer at the centre of the design process, and are satisfying both functionally and emotionally.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe Alan Turing Institute Doctoral Scheme, University of Cambridge Department of Computer Science and Technology, The Kenneth Hayter Memorial Fund
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dc.subjectwearable technology
dc.subjectparticipatory design fiction
dc.subjectdesign fiction
dc.subjectparticipatory design
dc.subjectInternet of Things
dc.subjectwearable computing
dc.subjectwearable systems
dc.subjectprivacy
dc.subjectuser-centred design
dc.subjectsystems design
dc.subjectmobile computing
dc.titleObstacles to wearable computing
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoral
dc.type.qualificationnameDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cambridge
dc.date.updated2021-12-07T16:21:50Z
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.78712
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dc.contributor.orcidOliver, Helen [0000-0003-1467-8165]
rioxxterms.typeThesis
cam.supervisorCrowcroft, Jonathon
cam.supervisorMortier, Richard
cam.supervisor.orcidCrowcroft, Jonathon [0000-0002-7013-0121]
cam.supervisor.orcidMortier, Richard [0000-0001-5205-5992]
cam.depositDate2021-12-07
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