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Women In Wearable’s Fireside Chat

29 February 2016

Sewing equipment.

Great wearables demand expertise in hard science, behavioural insights, fashion, materials, assembly techniques, and social science. Where else could a PhD in material science and engineer who also happens to be a world expert in lost-art embroidery techniques bring both of her passions together?

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Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to identify and categorise knowledge and skills from technology and other disciplines that have informed decisions in technological development and manufacture. 4
Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to discuss examples to illustrate how socio-cultural factors influence technology and in turn technology influences socio-cultural factors in complex and on-going ways. 7

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Keywords: wearables, textiles, electronics, digital, characteristics of technology, characteristics of technological outcomes

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