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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

Master, University of Dundee

15 Aug 201315 Dec 2014

PhD, University of Dundee

1 Dec 200529 Nov 2009

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Projects 2014 2015

The Power of One; tangible data representation for MOAD.



Project: Other

E-size-via Uni of the Arts London



Project: Other

Research Output 2008 2018

Wearable Memory for Healthy Ageing: Share life Narratives and Make Your Memory Visible

PENG, F., Nov 2018, In : Axon: Creative Explorations. 8, 8.2, p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Paper Art
Elderly People
Residential Care

Cross-Cultural Design

PENG, F. & SCHAROUN, L., 2017, Beijing China: Publishing House of Electronics Industry. 192 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

culture industry

Cross-Cultural Study of Online User Behavior in Fashion E-Commerce: A Comparison of Britain and China

PENG, F., AN, N. & Vecchi, A., 2017, Advanced Fashion Technology and Operations Management. Vecchi, A. (ed.). Hershey PA, USA: IGI Global, p. 277-293 17 p. (Advances in Business Information Systems and Analytics (ABISA)).

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

cultural studies
content analysis

Fostering Creative Competency and Value between China and Australia via Multi-Disciplinary and Cross-Cultural Design Workshops

SCHAROUN, L. & PENG, F., 20 Nov 2017, Proceedings of the Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools Conference ACUADS 2017: Value. Australia: Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools, p. 1-11 11 p.

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

Open Access
cultural economy

Size recommendations in online fashion retail: Opportunities and challenges

Vecchi, A., Peng, F. & Al-Sayegh, M., 1 Mar 2017, Advanced Fashion Technology and Operations Management. IGI Global, p. 348-362 15 p.

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

Web sites
Online shopping