Mobile & Beyond: Wearables Go Mainstream

Dec 31, 1969

Wearables have been an area of research in academia for many years. However, we are now seeing active commercial interest from both startups and multinationals alike with products ranging from glasses to smartwatches to fitness trackers. As wearables go mainstream, the nature of research needs to shift as well. In this talk, I'll provide an overview of disruptive innovation theory and discuss how it relates to the mobile and wearable landscape. Using that framing, I will present several research projects I've worked on that investigate how wearables might fit within today's mobile ecosystem and discuss implications for moving beyond mobile.