InPublishing article on “wearable tech”

“This is going to be a key issue for publishers. The phone is already an intimate personal device – many people sleep with their phone by their bedside. It is the last thing they look at when they go to bed, and the first thing they pick up and look at when they wake up. The watch is, if anything, more personal and intimate. And it carries with it a pre-defined set of social behaviours which it will be interesting to see develop. Repeatedly looking at your watch – in the UK at least – is taken socially as a sign that you are bored. A constant stream of notifications arriving on your wrist risks making you look rather anti-social.”

You can read this and other thoughts from me about designing for wearable tech in a piece recently published by InPublishing: “Wearable tech – will it take off?