A challenge for higher education: Wearable technology for fashion design departments

  • Demir E
  • Demir K
  • Odabaşı S
  • et al.
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As the technology is integrated into different disciplines, we witness how powerful it can be. Rather than standing in isolation, technology changes the nature of the field it arrives in. Wearable technologies in fashion design education is a good example for this. Wearable technology defined as lightweight, easy portable and wearable smart devices that have sensors and computing capabilities. The structure of wearable technologies has brought a new trend to fashion design area. Fashion design, as known to be a very dynamic application area, has already accepted the issue and started using the most powerful examples of wearable technologies already. However, although the stages are using wearable technologies, the schools that graduate fashion designers of the future are far beyond the capacity of the stages. It is therefore; this paper brings suggestions for the integration of technology into fashion design departments in Turkey and while doing this it tries to be country specific.  Keywords: wearable technology, wearables, fashion design, fashionable technology




Demir, E. B. K., Demir, K., Odabaşı, S., & Odabaşı, F. (2016). A challenge for higher education: Wearable technology for fashion design departments. World Journal on Educational Technology, 8(1), 69. https://doi.org/10.18844/wjet.v8i1.503

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