If Our Clothes Could Talk - The Future of Smart Garments and Wearable Tech

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Talent Garden Dublin

Claremont Avenue

Glasnevin

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Flexible electronics and new textile technologies are pushing wearable technology beyond the smartwatch. Technology integrated into clothing creates new opportunities to connect to the digital world. Smart garments can harvest a wealth of information from our bodies and their environment.

This calls for innovative methods of user interaction while still maintaining the basic requirements of our clothing, i.e. tactile, comfort, protective and aesthetic. As is the case for all User Experience (UX) Design, UX Design for wearable technology is about understanding the user and what value the wearable technology will bring them.

Join us on April 4th for this wearable tech seminar with Dr Shirley Coyle, Founder of Common Ground Design and faculty member of Talent Garden's UX Design Bootcamp. This talk will give an overview of current and upcoming wearable technologies and the fundamental design criteria needed for wearable devices and smart garments.

This seminar is part of the Talent Garden Innovation School Open Day. The Open Day consists of a series of expert-led workshops, an information session on our upcoming Innovation School Masterclasses and Bootcamps as well as opportunities to network with people within the industry. If you are interested in learning more about the open day visit this page.



Dr. Shirley Coyle

Shirley Coyle is a designer, creator and engineer who enjoys tackling innovation challenges. Shirley has a diploma in fashion design and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering. She founded Common Ground Design in 2018, a consultancy start-up, providing expertise in wearable technology and UX design. She has carried out pioneering work in wearable technologies for the last 15 years in academia and industry. She previously worked in DCU’s Insight Centre for Data Analytics, working across disciplines to create solutions for business and society. Her work is user-focused and her motivation is to use technology to improve the quality of people’s lives. She has a personal interest in sports and fitness and is driven to create solutions that promote health and well-being.



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D11 Dublin

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