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The Psychology of Wearables and Wearable Technology


Article is Provided by Toptal

In recent years we’ve seen new, disruptive innovations in the world of wearable technology; advances that will potentially transform life, business, and the global economy. Products like Google GlassApple Watch, and Oculus Rift promise not only to change the way we approach information, but also our long established patterns of social interaction.
Indeed, we are witnessing the advent of entirely new genre of interface mechanisms that brings with it a fundamental paradigm shift in how we view and interact with technology. Recognizing, understanding, and effectively leveraging today’s growing landscape of wearables is likely to be increasingly essential to the success of a wide array of businesses.
In this article, we discuss the ways in which effective interface design will need to adapt, in some ways dramatically, to address the new psychology of wearable technology.

Enter the Neuroscientific Approach

Cognitive neuroscience is a branch of both psychology and neuroscience, overlapping with disciplines such as physiological psychology, cognitive psychology, and neuropsychology. Cognitive neuroscience relies upon theories in cognitive science coupled with evidence from neuropsychology and computational modeling.
In the context of interface design, a neuroscientific approach is one which takes into account – or more precisely, is centered upon – the way in which users process information.
Wearables and wearable technology
The way people interact with new, not-seen-before technologies is more bounded to their cognitive processes than it is to your designer’s ability to create stunning UI. New, often unpredictable, patterns emerge any time a person is presented with a tool, a software or an action that he has never seen before.
Accordingly, rather than employing more traditional approaches (such as wireframing and so on), you will instead focus on the sole goal of your product, the end result you want the user to achieve. You will then work your way back from there, creating a journey for the user by evaluating the how to best align the user’s intuitive perception of your product and his or her interaction with the technology used. By creating mental images, you won’t need to design every step the user has to take to accomplish an action, nor you will have to evaluate every possible feature you could or couldn’t include in the product.

How to Enjoy Virtual Reality With Google Cardboard

Presently the latest trend in our life which is very interesting is Virtual Reality. I already discussed about Watching 3D and today we will know about Virtual Reality which is created with the help of many things including 3D and Cardboard is the easiest thing which takes you into the virtual world.

First we know about What is Virtual reality? 

  • Virtual reality is an artificial environment that is created with some hardware & software and presented to the user in such a way that the user suspends belief and accepts it as a real environment. Virtual reality is primarily experienced through two senses- sight and sound.

Now we know about Google Cardboard :

  • Google Cardboard is a virtual reality (VR) platform developed by Google for use with a fold-out cardboard mount for a mobile phone. It is intended as a low-cost system to encourage interest and development in VR and VR applications.



Let's see How to Enjoy Virtual Reality With Google Cardboard:
Google Cardboard is simplest platform through which we can experience virtual reality in a simple, fun, and affordable way.  Below are simple steps to follow:

1.) Get the Cardboard or Make it yourself :

First thing to do is that you need a Cardboard which is easily available on Amazon and Flipkart.
If you want to build a cardboard yourself then all you need are a few everyday items: cardboard, lenses, magnets, velcro and a rubber band. You need a pair of biconvex lenses (40 mm Focal length) which are available on Amazon . After arranging these items you need to go on https://www.google.com/get/cardboard/get-cardboard and download the instructions, using those instructions you can build your own style cardboard.

2.) Get the Apps :

After getting the cardboard you need to download some apps on your phone through which you can enjoy visiting new places, playing immersive games, flying through space and many more. First you have to download Google's official Cardboard app:
For Android- this link
For iOS- this link
You can also find here more apps to enjoy virtual reality on your phone, so many apps are available which provides awesome experience of virtual reality in Gaming also through cardboard. So lets enjoy and tell us by commenting.

Also look : Google Cardboard Overview - VR on the Cheap

Google Cardboard Overview: VR On The Cheap

Provided BY NERMIN HAJDARBEGOVIC - TECHNICAL EDITOR @ TOPTAL

Imagine if you will, standing on the surface of the moon, overlooking a crater from your lunar rover, listening to mission control chatter. Or don’t. Instead of imagining it, just order a cheap Google Cardboard VR set instead, stick your phone in it, and start exploring the solar system, museums, tourist spots, coral reefs and much more. Let the Imagination Technologies GPU in your phone live up to its name and do your imagining for you.

Also Read : How to Enjoy Virtual Reality with Google Cardboard
Google Cardboard is hardly a new concept. It was unleashed on the unsuspecting geekosphere at Google I/O 2014, roughly 18 months ago. Since then, Google has tweaked the Cardboard reference design, but the concept hasn’t changed; Google Cardboard was envisioned as the cheapest Virtual Reality (VR) solution on the planet, and at this point, nothing else comes close in terms of pricing.
Google Cardboard is significantly cheaper than competing VR platforms, so why is adoption so slow?
If you keep track of tech news, you are probably aware that Oculus Rift started shipping a few days ago. The news even made it to mainstream media, and CNN interviewed a few Oculus execs, who discussed the future of Oculus and VR in general. Demand for the Rift appears to be high because the pre-order website crashed hours into the launch, which coincided with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Vegas. The Oculus Rift is priced at $599, and you also need a $1,000-plus computer to use it properly, but the high price obviously didn’t faze the loads of consumers who pre-ordered one.
I could try to explain what makes Oculus different and why it costs so much, but that’s beside the point. It’s a product for enthusiasts and connoisseurs, people who don’t mind spending a lot of money for a great gaming user experience or for some niche professional applications. Compared to Google’s VR platform, Oculus Rift is a technological tour de force, but for the price of a single Oculus headset, you can get more than 50 prefabricated Google Cardboard headsets. Mind you, I am not talking about cardboard DIY sets, but proper headsets made out of plastic, with soft padding and a few straps to keep the contraption on your head.
Considering that you can get a Google Cardboard compatible set for $10 to $20, you’d expect that loads of people are buying them, but that’s not the case. Let’s take a closer look at Google’s platform and try to figure out what’s going on.