It is an interesting question to posit. I personally am unsure of exactly
what kinds of services could be offered on something like a smart watch
just because so much of what libraries provide are informational and rather
wordy, which does not translate well to very small devices. That being
said I can actually think of some rather neat uses to pair it up with
library digital collections, particularly being able to pull up materials
that have locations tagged to them. Possibly seeing some images of a place
in the past or being able to control an audio tour you are listening to on
your phone without pulling it out of your pocket. I am sure people have
plenty more brilliant ideas on what to do with this tech though. Still,
On Tue, Sep 9, 2014 at 2:39 PM, Michael Schofield <[log in to unmask]>
> I have been pretty excited for small devices and what role libraries can
> have in that space, but the Apple Watch seems pretty exciting especially in
> terms of added gestures through haptic pressure ("force touch"), obviously
> all the geolocational, accelerometer stuff, and of course communicating
> with other devices / doors, controlling screens, etc. This doesn't really
> have to be about watches specifically, but hey.
> For the web, mobile first design really only goes so far as design for a
> phone, but as the device landscape gets weirder it makes more sense that
> users won't be interacting through a browser [on these devices], rather
> interaction with-say-a local library could be contextual and smart.
> "I know that you are 100 feet from the library, here are the items
> available for pickup."
> What do you think would be cool, useful, realistic, etc.?