Birce Ozkan is a designer, educator, and technologist who specializes in interaction design, product design, prototyping, conceptual and hardware development for fashionable/wearable technologies. Internationally recognized for innovative design and caliber of execution. Strong user-centered design, research, manufacture and sourcing experience.
After receiving her bachelor's degree in Business Administration and International Relations at Koc University in Istanbul, she completed her MFA in Design and Technology at Parsons School of Design in New York where she currently teaches Interactive Garments course.
She recently contributed and curated Wearable Technology and Functional Garments Exhibition at SXSTYLE SXSW 2016 Austin, TX. She won the best Wearable Technology Design Award in Fiber Arts at ISWC/Ubicomp Design Exhibition Osaka, Japan. She showcased her projects worldwide including Fashion Innovation FashionTech Showcase Washington DC, the HFI Institute Nature, Technology, Self Exhibition New York, ISWC Design Exhibition Osaka, Interlaced Fashion Tech Runway Show London, Engadget Expand Wearable Runway Show at Javits Center NY and SXSW Interactive Austin TX. Her work has been published internationally in many prestigious publications including Observer, Fast Co Design, Dezeen, Designboom, PSFK, Huffington Post, Discovery Channel and Ecouterre.