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Ideas Generator: iWareBatik User Experience Events in Cooperation with 27 Indonesian Universities across Indonesia

iWareBatik holds a series of User Experience (UX) events in cooperation with 27 universities across Indonesia. The events will be held in August and September 2021. This program will be participated by more than 400 students divided into different batches. The program aims at generating feedback of user experience towards the use of iWareBatik in different contexts, as well as to gather innovative ideas on how to better safeguard intangible cultural heritage through digital technologies.

The first batch of UX activity was held on August 12th 2021 with 3 Indonesian universities namely, Riau School of Tourism of Riau province, Dian Nuswantoro University of Central Java Province, and STIEPAR Bandung of West Java Province. The final stage of the UX program will be followed by a Hackathon virtual competition of USI UNESCO Chair, where the selected students from all participating universities are invited to present their ideas.

This program is conducted thanks to the support of the USI UNESCO Chair, Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland and all media partners, such as  CAVENTER, Pesona Desa, Milangkori, and Kanca Nusantara.

 

Batik is a textile-making tradition in Indonesia that was inscribed by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2009.

iWareBatik is a digital platform that is designed to showcase and communicate the exceptional cultural values of Batik tradition that is protected by UNESCO as the legacy of humanity.

The online platform serves to help international and Indonesian Batik stakeholders to identify the variety of Batik textiles, philosophical values behind the motif, its place of origin, and useful information about local producers. Since Batik characterises the culture of each region in Indonesia, iWareBatik platform also features information about Indonesian tourism overview related to Batik in 34 provinces across Indonesia.

The Artificial Intelligence machine learning provides a new learning experience to reveal the hidden past of the Batik motifs using the Batik Recognition Tool in the mobile app. 

App download links: 

Android and iOs

The program aims at generating feedback of user experience towards the use of iWareBatik in different contexts, as well as to gather innovative ideas on how to better safeguard intangible cultural heritage through digital technologies.

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