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Editor: Julie Linsey, Maria Yang, and Yukari Nagai
Author: Ding Wei, Jader Zelaya, Yukari Nagai, Guo Xiao and Liu Jing
Smart clothing can be beneficial for health monitoring. However, there still exists the
challenge of designing casual smart clothing that both accurately measure health parameters and
that ensure a high level of wearing comfort. A common design for real-time body temperature
monitoring, for example, involves the use of sensors that tightly contact the skin. However, skintight
sensors are uncomfortable to the wearer and potentially hazardous. Skin-loose sensors, on
the other hand, enhance comfortability but limit the accuracy of the temperature readings. This
study presents a creative design solution that applies knowledge of clothing design, sensor
technology, and machine learning in an experiment. The results show that a combination of
multiple skin-loose sensors can be used to overcome the trade-off between sensor accuracy and
wearing comfort in smart clothing for health monitoring.
NEW DEADLINE- Full paper submission: 22nd April, 2016 Design creativity is an important and interesting topic of study in design. Since it involves the profound and essential nature of design, design creativity is expected to be a key in not only addressing the social problems that we are facing, but also producing an innate appreciation for beauty and happiness in our minds. In order to elucidate the nature of design creativity, the following issues are being studied: cognitive processes underlying...
The objective of SIG - Design Creativity is to study creativity in design. We have not sufficiently clarified creativity, especially in the context of design, although it is a very interesting characteristic in the thinking process of humans. This research discusses creativity in design instead of trying to identify its standard characteristics. That is, it tries to answer the question “What is design?” from the viewpoint of creativity, for two perspectives. First, this SIG discusses the characteristics...