Technologies that influenced fashion

In 2000, Hussein Chalayan, the Turkish fashion designer, exhibited a dress that transformed by remote control in his Spring/Summer show, Before Minus Now. He became famous for animatronics and interactive fashion, for instance, he also exhibited a coffee table that transformed into a skirt. People have sought the future in fashion shows, and that has been amplified […]

Discovery of the Uncanny Valley

In The Power of Familiarity in Design: Skeuomorphic Triggers and Personified Machines, I explored and concluded how introducing familiar attributes to a new concept can provide the following three benefits: Hint and trigger users: When a technology is new and alien to users, familiar attributes could hint its function and trigger these users to take an action. […]

The power of familiarity in Design: skeuomorphic triggers and personified machines

In 2007, right after Steve Jobs first revealed the iPhone in a presentation focusing on Apple’s intent to reinvent the phone, Jobs opened the conversation on the revolutionary user interface: The iPhone replaced the physical keyboards of every smartphone at the time with a full-screen interface maneuvered by a pointing device, the human finger. He […]