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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.


Museum of Australian Democracy


Project: Other

Research Output 2008 2017

Cross-Cultural Design

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

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Cross-Cultural Study of Online User Behavior in Fashion E-Commerce

PENG, F., AN, N. & Vecchi, A. 2017 Advanced Fashion Technology and Operations Management. Vecchi, A. (ed.). USA: IGI Global, p. 277-293 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

cultural studies
content analysis

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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Web sites
Online shopping

48 Hours in Shanghai

SCHAROUN, L. & PENG, F. 2016

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Enhancing online fashion retail - the quest for the perfect fit

Hamilton, S., Al -Sayegh, M., PENG, F. & Vecchi, A. 2016 Technological Challenges and Management: Matching Human and Business Needs. Davim, . J. P. & Machado, C. (eds.). Boca Raton: Taylor & Francis, p. 125-133 149 p. (Manufacturing Design and Technology)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Web sites
User experience