Posted on behalf of FashionHackTech

You will be put into interdisciplinary groups of 3-4 students from Fashion and Textiles, Electronic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

The key component of this week is a collaboration!

You each have very specific skills and knowledge, the challenge is to see if you can work in the imaginary middle ground between your disciplines and come up with an innovative initial response.

You can see an induction video here.


Tuesday 29th October: BRIEFING & INTRODUCTION - Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, Eldon Building, PO1 2DJ - Room 1.09.

14.00 – Introduction and scene-setting for Fashion Tech Hack led by Principal Lecturer of Fashion Tom Clulee and Professor of Design Innovation Joan Farrer.

14.30 – Webinar with Francesca Rosella, Creative Director of CuteCircuit.
‘CuteCircuit is a pioneer in the field of fashion wearable technology. Merging futuristic fashion design with advanced technologies and smart fabrics to create beautiful fashion with magical interactive capabilities. Founded in 2004, over the last 15 years CuteCircuit has created a new fashion paradigm through technological innovation.’

15.00 – Team selection and tour of facilities in Eldon Building to include
Sewing / Print workshops, Eldon Production Centre (3D printing, laser cutting, plastic forming etc) and VR / Motion Capture suite.

15.45 – 17.00 - Faculty of Technology, Anglesea Building - Room A09.
Short taster session and tour of the Workshop facilities, the opportunity for teams to share contacts/start team WhatsApp group to share ideas.

Wednesday 30th October: BRAINSTORM / PREPARATION Independent. Sharing / brainstorming ideas through team WhatsApp groups.

Thursday 31st October: HACKDAY

10.00-13.00 - Technology lab/workshops A0.07 and A0.24.  

Mentor Workshop with groups by Fashion and Technology staff, project experimentation/hack. Continuation into the afternoon independently in either CCI or Technology as appropriate.

10.00-12.00 - Project finalisation in either CCi or Tech (as appropriate).
13.00-14.00 - Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, Eldon Building,

PO1 2DJ - Room 1.09. Presentation and Critique of team projects. Lunch
Provided. Awards (TBC).

Project deliverables
You are asked to present your work to your tutors and peers. Each presentation should last no more than 10 minutes and as a framework, you should prepare the following responses:
- What is the concept?
- Why is it relevant?
- Who is your intended audience/user and what are their needs /
- How did you meet this?
- What does your project work contribute?
- Do you see any further collaboration going forward?

We hope to see you there!

29 Oct 2019 at 11:00am
until 01 Nov 2019 at 3:00pm
University of Portsmouth
Winston Churchill Avenue

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