Re-entering Hertzian Space through Affective Wearables

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Re-entering Hertzian Space through Affective Wearables

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Publication 2-year master student thesis
Title Re-entering Hertzian Space through Affective Wearables
Author Rattay, Sonja
Date 2015
English abstract
This thesis analyses the domain of wearables and its current developments, and the notion of Hertzian Space, under the consideration of the emerging areas of the internet of things and ubiquitous computing. It introduces wearables as an opening into Hertzian Space and presents a possible approach to how a wearable could be designed to function as a touchpoint between human body and Hertzian Space. It thereby looks into what electronic intimacy can look like and how it can be created and used to bridge an enstrangement between person and device. This thesis illustrates a whole process of shaping this wearable device, including experimentation, digital sketching, and different testing methods. From the making of this prototype it is concluded that enhancing electronic characteristics and opening the Hertzian Space for interaction can create a stronger awareness of our electronic surrounding and the invisible fields around us, which thereby also facilitates a better understanding of our position within Hertzian Space and offers a new personal perspective. This study provides an opening into the eld of exploration of the Hertzian Space through wearables and should be seen as a generative design contribution, which ties aspects in the fields of wearables, Hertzian Space and interaction design together and also offers openings for further research.
Publisher Malmö högskola/Teknik och samhälle
Pages 49
Language eng (iso)
Subject Wearables
Hertzian Space
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