24 Seven has been diving into wearable tech. This year at SXSWi Wearable Tech dethroned social media as the most talked about. Wearable tech was trending on Twitter and those who were anyone in town were there to learn more about the latest buzz that’s set to takeover our interactive culture and change the way we live. At first Wearable Tech seemed like an untouchable concept, something you would see at the Javits Center and admire while making references to “Back to the Future.” But as a fashion and beauty leader we couldn’t ignore passing ten people on the street, all sporting Pebbles.
We had the opportunity to hear Billie Whitehouse, Art Director and designer of Wearable Experiments, speak at SXSW. Whitehouse is a pioneer in executing wearable tech’s biggest obstacle. If it’s going to fully integrate, wearable tech must have good design; something that’s super smart, yet sustainable in our everyday. Notably something that’s more ‘of the people’ vs. the stir Google Glasses cause whenever someone puts on a pair in public. What we’re seeing now is something Whitehouse calls a ‘design technologist’. “A design technologist understands what makes good design good and knows how to use it from a humanist perspective,” said Whitehouse. For the people! It’s a new dawn for a brand new job market of people who are tech experts, but even better at practical, yet sophisticated design.
If you’re thinking that you can’t wait for wearable tech to evolve to your design sensibilities – this CNET list of the hottest, most wearable tech is sure to make you a techie trend star.
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