Point Of View Wearables

The age of the smartphone has also become the age of distracted man. Research is showing that some of us are already unlearning the skills of person-to-person conversation. This is because the digital devices and media that we constantly pay so much attention to, are obstacles to a key element in human communication: listening. Fittingly, a european slang word of the year is ‚Smombie‘: an individual that has stopped in their tracks, absorbed by their smart phone.

The age of the smartphone has also become the age of distracted man. Research is showing that some of us are already unlearning the skills of person-to-person conversation. This is because the digital devices and media that we constantly pay so much attention to, are obstacles to a key element in human communication: listening. Fittingly, a european slang word of the year is ‚Smombie‘: an individual that has stopped in their tracks, absorbed by their smart phone. The so called category of „smart watches“ that recently took center stage of the mobile category seem to amplify this trend: with a somewhat unclear usecase, most of them cram several of a smart phone‘s functions into a formfactor essentially designed for only one: telling you the time at a glance.

studiomem has examined the typologies of wearables as well as the needs and use cases that give them meaning. Here‘s a selection of 3 concepts that might serve as examples for more usefulness and less distraction.

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