Sparklry: designing “Sparkle” of interactive jewelry
Maho Oki and Koji Tsukada (Future University Hakodate)
At present, many projects embed smart LEDs –multiple LEDs dynamically controlled by computers – into clothes or accessories to support novel expressions or daily activities. However, most of them do not consider the “sparkle” of traditional jewelry. We propose a presentation technique for interactive jewelry called “Sparklry”, which can present "sparkles" on a jewel stone using internal LEDs. These sparkles are designed by integrating (1) a traditional jewel, (2) a light shielding sheet with small slits, and (3) an LED array. We developed a prototype and several examples of jewelry to explore appropriate designs of slits and LED patterns. Moreover, we developed two prototypes.