A look at the state of technology of the day can tell a lot of things. It feels like living a dream. Technology is leading everywhere. Every new invention makes the earlier ones look like a prehistoric idea. The latest to add to the list of cutting-edge technologies is the Wearable Technology
Wearing a watch that does all the smart things from monitoring your health to buying you a sandwich will be an amazing experience. Other routine tasks like making calls, creating videos, listening to music, or simply reminding you of your scheduled meetings, if done through wearable gadgets are what people are looking forward to.
Wearable computing is all about gadgets that can be worn like a regular piece of clothing. They are promising high-end interactivity with non-stop physical contact between the device and the user. The most famous among them are Google Glass, the wearable glasses from Apple, Android Wear, and Apple iWatch. They are giving the edgiest taste of technology to the people and a new definition of the word “comfort”.
Do web administrators, web developers, and designers have to review the work they are doing? Yes, since there is a paradigm shift in users’ expectations in terms of interactivity and connectivity. Here I will help you in getting answers to the question- Can I create wearable technology-ready web designs?
Does a Web Designer need to Gear up for Wearable Technology?
We are pacing towards a world of the Internet of Things where web applications and sites are fast becoming ubiquitous. An interesting aspect of this development is the connectivity of digital and physical objects around the globe. A new breed of economical sensors, minuscule tracing tools, smart tagging, intelligent devices, and applications will make this a truth in near future.
When this technology will reach a wider count of people over the globe, their anticipation from the web designers will enhance manifolds. They will expect access to web resources on their newly acquired wearable devices. This will definitely tick activity at a web development team’s end. So web professionals must adorn themselves with skills to implement “wearability” in future web projects.
The wearable technology-enabled browsers, social networks, and instant messengers are already in place. Being a web designer you must gear up and earn high profits from this opportunity of giving an attractive and handy workspace to make the information access an experience to remember to your online customers
How to go ahead with Wearable Technology:
Make your Website Responsive
Currently, wearable computing is implemented with wearable-enabled browsers on mobile devices. Update and upgrade with HTML Meta tags for responsive design in all your web projects.
Focus on Dynamic and Interactive Designs
Augmented reality is the core of wearable technology. Gestures, eye or limb movement, verbal instructions, and body statistics are the key players here. Users are going to penetrate the technology and your static designs will be a spoilsport. You must play with dynamic designs, predicting the visitor’s interactivity and behavior.
Minimalist Designs for Smaller Gadgets
Minimalism in web design is right here to stay. With wearable platforms around the corner, you will definitely bump into this need. Move on to relatively smaller screens of smart wearable gadgets. Focus on the challenges you are about to tackle with the screen size of a watch or anything coming under wearable technology.
Forget and leave Pop-ups.
Web designing for smartphones and implementing pop-ups was already a challenge leading to reduced use of this web feature. Creating pop-ups for a watch screen will be too much to handle. But if you don’t have any other options then you can satisfy yourself with a clickable “close” button.
Intuitive Design to Justify Website
Users of your web app or site need the things they expect to be there. So, Intuitive design will be a great asset here. It must be easy to follow and browse making this an essential criterion that cannot be ignored. Limited space and restricted flexibility may leave your users impatient. So, the best is to give them what they want and need with minimum browsing or clicking actions.
Wearable technology is just beginning to take off. To grow as a web professional one must be prepared with web designs that respond to this exciting new wearable technology medium.