chapter  2
22 Pages

Designing Technology for Smart Clothing

Smart clothing is a new type of apparel created by using a fusion technology that combines electronic engineering and apparel design. Since smart clothing requires a combination of several generically different features such as electronic efficiency, electrical safety, physical comfort, and aesthetics of a garment, the designers working on smart clothing should consider the multi-faceted factors in their design

2.1 Design Process for Smart Clothing ................................................................. 37 2.1.1 The Necessity of a New Design Process for Smart Clothing ............. 37 2.1.2 Design Needs for Smart Clothing ....................................................... 38 2.1.3 Essence of the Design Process for Smart Clothing ............................ 39 2.1.4 Design Process Model for Smart Clothing .........................................40 2.1.5 Characteristics of Smart Clothing Design Processes .......................... 42

2.2 Planning and Designing for Smart Clothing Development ............................44 2.2.1 MP3-Playing Jacket ............................................................................44