The Emerging Convergence of Mobile and Wearable Computing
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art, Media and Technology
Department: Design and Technology
Course Number: PGTE 5590
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Topics:
  • Interactive Design
  • Media & Culture
Description:
In a mobile and networked environment our bodies are becoming interfaces, mediated through mobile and wearable. The mobile phone became the predicted computational device for networked systems that includes accessories or garments like Nike+ and Adidas miCoach. The class examines the relationship between mobile, wearable, and ubiquitous computing. Why is Steve Mann relevant when examining GoogleGlass? Is the mobile phone of the future going to become wearable? And what do we learn from past failures like WAP?
Course Open to: Majors Only