Open inclusive fashion: New insights for a Co-design platform

António Lucas Soares, Eric Costa, Solange Mazzaroto, Miguel Carvalho, David Allen, Kathleen Wachowski, Eric Gehl, Veronique Barreau, Deza Nguembock, Fernando Nunes Ferreira

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This paper intends to propose a platform dedicated to a community for inclusive fashion. This platform can innovate in the awareness creation pro- cess by involving a wide range of stakeholders through a novel combination of visually-centered networking/collaboration together with a powerful recom- mendation system based on data analytics. This solution can potentially impact positively the well-being of more than 50 million of motor/physical disabled citizens as consumers of fashion products. This can be achieved by bringing to- gether three different networks: (i) fashion consumers, emphasizing consumers with disabilities; (ii) companies from fashion/garment/footwear industry; (iii) social and research organizations supporting disabled people. This will allow to create individual and collective awareness about sustainability at the social level demanding the engagement of groups of citizens and industries in sharing in- formation and knowledge and developing ideas and solutions for people with disabilities facing problems related to fashion, garment and footwear products and services.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Design for Inclusion
EditorsGiuseppe Di Bucchianico, Pete Kercher
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783319419619
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event7th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics and the Affiliated Conferences - Orlando, Florida, United States
Duration: 27 Jul 201631 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365


Conference7th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics and the Affiliated Conferences
Abbreviated titleAHFE 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, Florida


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