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Fanke is an international award-winning designer and researcher, with a research focus on digital fashion and health in the global creative economy, design strategy, design thinking and seamless online and offline shopping experience. She was a research fellow at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Fanke aims to enable true, genuine and useful advances in digital creative technologies in its widest context and across public and private sector creative industries for making better with technology.

She has won large grant from British Economic and Social Research Council (E-Size), Museum of Australian Democracy (The Power of One), and Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (New Colombo Plan Mobility Funding for Asia Postgraduate Programme) among others.

Fanke is the co-founder of the Cross-Cultural Design Lab and recently co-first authored a book on Cross Cultural Design (Peng, F. and Scharoun, L. “Cross Cultural Design”, Beijing Electronics Press, 2016). She has been heavily involved in extensive research projects in the UK and Australia, including Economic and Social Research Council project: E-Size, Technology Strategy Board project: Monetising Fashion Metadata and Fashioning Metadata Production Tools, and Arts & Humanities Research Council project: Past Present and Future Craft Practice. She has exhibited her work in the United Kingdom, Norway, Finland, Italy, Serbia, Australia, and China. Fanke is a member of Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG). Her Internet of thing (IoT) project “Wearable Memory” was the “Top 2 Project” of the InnovAGE Hackaton (creating new technologies and services for the Aged) 2015. Her “Story Telling Timemachine” project is the winner of “Best use of Kinect” in the InnovAGE Hackaton. She has been awarded an Honorary Professor from the College of Arts, South China Agricultural University, China for her contribution in Digital Fashion and Cross-Cultural Practice and Research in the Creative Economy in 2016.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Dundee

1 Dec 200529 Nov 2009

Award Date: 2 Jun 2010

Master, University of Dundee

15 Aug 200315 Dec 2004

Award Date: 2 Jun 2005

External positions

Visiting Fellow, Curtin University of Technology

Jan 2020Jul 2020

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Home Economix: A Lab for Decentralizing Public and Community Art Through Domestic Spaces

Thwaites, D., Peng, F., Herrington, J., Madeleine, A., Savage, D., Matthews, K., Reif, A. & Harle, J.


Project: Research

The Power of One; tangible data representation for MOAD.

Hinchcliffe, G., Hinton, E., Peng, F. & Whitelaw, M.

Museum of Australian Democracy


Project: Other

Research Output

A Consumer Perspective on Post-Acquisition Brand Redeployment: Chinese Acquisitions of “Made in Italy” Luxury Brands

Vecchi, A., Peng, F. & Silva, E., 2020, Proceedings of the Academy of International Business 2020. Piekkari, R. (ed.). United States: Michigan State University Press, p. 1-37 37 p. (Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business).

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookConference contribution

  • Case study: cross-cultural design workshops for healthy ageing in China 2016–2017

    Peng, F., Hao, L. & Recoche, K., 2020, Cross-Cultural Design for Healthy Ageing. Scharoun, L., Hills, D., Hoyos, C. M., Peng, F. & Sung, V. (eds.). United Kingdom: Intellect Books, p. 92-109 17 p.

    Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookOther chapter contribution

  • Conclusions, overview and recommendations

    Scharoun, L., Peng, F., Hills, D., Liu, J. H., MONTANA HOYOS, C. & Sung, V., 2020, Cross-Cultural Design for Healthy Ageing. Scharoun, L., Hills, D., Hoyos, C. M., Peng, F. & Sung, V. (eds.). Australia: Intellect Books, p. 157-165 9 p.

    Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookOther chapter contribution

  • Cross-Cultural Design for Healthy Ageing 2020

    Scharoun, L. (ed.), Hills, D. (ed.), Montana-Hoyos, C. (ed.), Peng, F. (ed.) & Sung, V. (ed.), 2020, United Kingdom: Intellect Publishers. 240 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book

  • Service design thinking for social good

    Peng, F., Chow, L. & Tran, N., 2020, In : Fusion Journal. 18, p. 71-82 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Activities

    • 1 Examination
    • 1 Invited talk
    • 1 Oral presentation

    Engaging the Industry in Research

    Saeed Banihashemi (Speaker), , Ben Ellway (Speaker), , Fanke Peng (Speaker), & Yoonmo Sang (Speaker)

    13 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    TEDx Canberra Adventure: Festival of Creativity-an exploration of creativity in business with workshops and talks

    Michael Socolow (Speaker), , Fanke Peng (Speaker), , Chris Huet (Speaker), , Denise Thwaites (Speaker), , Louise Curham (Speaker), , James Evans (Speaker), , Amannda Huot (Speaker), , Kerstin Oberprieler (Speaker), , Marianne Boruch (Speaker), , Pauline Griffiths (Speaker), & Arran McKenna (Speaker)

    8 Apr 201911 Apr 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk