For the spring 2023 semester, the School of Communication’s Interactive Media program is offering a course in “Wearable Technologies.” This studio course will focus on wearable technology, electronic textiles, and soft computing, and will give students hands-on experience in building wearable computing platforms.
Students will design and develop concepts into functional wearables through learning to integrate electronics and fiber art techniques using sensors, microcontrollers, and basic programming. Additionally, they will better understand and be able to analyze the relationship of technology to the body, social interaction, and environment.
Special Topics in Interactive Media – Wearable Technologies
Course #CIM 489 | 689
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:45 AM
Instructor: Lorena Lopez
About Prof. Lopez
Lorena Lopez Hechavarria is an interaction and immersive experience designer born in Havana, Cuba, and based out of Miami, FL. She has a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Art, and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Miami’s Interactive Media program in the School of Communication. Her design focuses on using digital and physical interactions to fully immerse users in experiences to not only entertain, but also educate. Her goal is to use these techniques to enhance and transform the user experience of museums and other educational spaces.