Abstract Title

Firefly

Abstract

Purse designs changed over the years but we have yet to see a big leap in the purse world. Firefly is a smart purse that incorporates technology to enhance communication in everyday life. Crafted out of fiber-optic material and a 3D-printed Firefly decal, this purse incorporates a removable small computer that easily links up to the owner’s cellular device. Upon receiving a notification, the purse fabric lights up in various beautiful patterns, just as fireflies do when they communicate. Offering a rich range of notification patterns that capture users attention, and creating a new form of wearable technology experience. Firefly also allows for the phone to be charged while in the purse. Embedded GPS allows for tracking in the case of theft or loss. Additional benefits include visibility at night, visible signals to the hearing-impaired, and a fashionable design that makes the next leap in purse design.

Modified Abstract

Firefly is a smart purse incorporating technology to enhance everyday communication. Crafted out of fiber-optic material and a 3D-printed Firefly decal, this purse incorporates a small, easily removable computer that links to the owner’s cellular device. Upon receiving a notification, the purse lights up in beautiful patterns, just as fireflies do when they communicate. Offering a rich range of notification patterns that capture users attention, and creating a new form of wearable technology experience, Firefly also allows for the phone to be charged. Embedded GPS allows for tracking in case of theft or loss. Additional benefits include night-time visibility, visible signals to the hearing-impaired, and a fashionable design that makes the next leap in purse design.

Research Category

Art/Fashion

Primary Author's Major

Fashion Design

Mentor #1 Information

Naser Madi

Mentor #2 Information

Elena Blaginykh

Presentation Format

Oral

Start Date

5-4-2018 1:00 PM

Research Area

Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations | Fashion Business | Fashion Design | Sign Languages | Technology and Innovation

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Firefly

Purse designs changed over the years but we have yet to see a big leap in the purse world. Firefly is a smart purse that incorporates technology to enhance communication in everyday life. Crafted out of fiber-optic material and a 3D-printed Firefly decal, this purse incorporates a removable small computer that easily links up to the owner’s cellular device. Upon receiving a notification, the purse fabric lights up in various beautiful patterns, just as fireflies do when they communicate. Offering a rich range of notification patterns that capture users attention, and creating a new form of wearable technology experience. Firefly also allows for the phone to be charged while in the purse. Embedded GPS allows for tracking in the case of theft or loss. Additional benefits include visibility at night, visible signals to the hearing-impaired, and a fashionable design that makes the next leap in purse design.