INTERACT 2019: Fashnology Workshop


When: 2 or 3 September 2019
Where: INTERACT’19, Paphos, Cyprus | Room: TBD

The ‘Fashnology Across Social, Cultural, and Religious Ideals and Practices’ workshop aims to address the importance of creating wearables that are inclusive, empathetic, and culturally sensitive. The omnipresence of wearables in our everyday life may potentially create conflict within one’s culture. While addressing the necessity of diversity in design, it is crucial to consider cultural, social, and religious differences that may affect interaction and interpretation. It would require research and understanding to discover and learn how to nurture cultural, social, and religious inclusivity when designing wearables. The one day workshop will offer an interdisciplinary platform of discussion for both academics and practitioners interested in universal design, inclusive technology, and fashnology.

Important Dates:

  • Call for Participation: 15 March 2019
  • Submission deadline: 26 April 2019 Extended to 10 May Final extension 31 May
  • Notification of acceptance: 2 June 2019
  • Camera-ready: 14 June 2019
  • Workshop day: 2-3 September 2019