With wearable technology we are at the cusp of a new era for technology and right now is the time to define it in a way that will help us be more connected, healthier and live joyful lives. If we don’t, we’re at risk of creating technology that turns us into cyborgs and disrupts our lives. With my work at Electricfoxy, I want to inspire a direction toward creating products and services that are seamlessly integrated into the fabrics of our lives.
Electricfoxy is a wearable technology studio and blog run and owned by me, Jennifer Darmour. I am a Design Director working at Artefact, an award-winning product design firm located in Seattle. The work and articles displayed in this blog are solely based on my personal opinion and personal work and do not represent the positions or work of my employer or any of its associates, clients, and partners.
A Framework for Wearable Technology
If we’re asking people to wear technology, it has to be beautiful. What we wear is a reflection of who we are and who we aspire to be. It becomes an expression of ourselves and allows us to communicate the things that we care about and what we believe in. We use our clothing as an outlet to express ourselves and communicate who we are and what we believe in through the things that we wear.
We strive to create beautiful products and services that combine classic forms and materials, that pay attention to the details and craftsmanship, and that are authentic to the brand. We do this to create products and services that are more expressive that people want to wear, as opposed to have to wear.
Not only do our wearables have to be beautiful, but they have to be useful. They have to make our experiences more meaningful and add value to our lives whether its solving an immediate need or simply adding delight. We strive to add meaning by making information not only glanceable, but action able too.
Much like how the iPhone brought multitouch and direct manipulation to the masses that allowed our technology to feel much more natural and fluid, wearables mark the beginning of a technology paradigm shift that uses our senses to communicate to us ambiently so that our information and services that we interact with become less obtrusive and feel more natural in context to where we are and what we’re doing.
Location, Inquiries & questions
Electricfoxy is located in Seattle, Washington. For inquiries, questions or feedback, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org