SXSW 2017

Making Wearable Tech Wearable

Design is an increasingly important element in determining the success or failure of a wearable device. The tech might be great, but that won’t matter much if nobody wants to wear it. When designing for people and genuine, everyday scenarios, you must start with understanding the physical and emotional relationship between the device and the end user. Darrin Caddes, Vice President of Corporate Design for Plantronics, will discuss the state of wearables today from a design and aesthetics perspective, including societal drivers, motivating factors, UX trends, potential barriers for adoption, and core keys to success.

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Tracey Templeton, Industrial Design Analyst, Plantronics

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