Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Häkkilä, Jonna Riitta
Organisation University of Lapland
Project title TechFashion – Design of Future Wearable Computing
Decision No. 311352
Decision date 13.06.2017
Funding,period 01.09.2017 - 31.08.2021
Funding 480 000
WebFOCUS Report
Project description
TechFashion project focuses on the design of future wearable computing, and falls at the cross-section of design, fashion and information technology. Unlike the majority of ongoing projects addressing wearable computing across the global research world, which focus on the wearable technology, TechFashion project investigates the phenomena of wearable computing from the design and fashion point of view, with a strong emphasis on users and social aspects. The project uses research through design approach in investigating the phenomena and future directions of technology enhanced fashion wearables. As the main outcome, the project 1) develops theoretical models, 2) creates and exhibits fashion design prototypes, 3) charts different categories, materials and design approaches on wearable technology fashion, and 4) conducts user research in the area.