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Design As Entrepreneurship: Towards A Design-Specific Entrepreneurship Framework, Con Kennedy Nov 2019

Design As Entrepreneurship: Towards A Design-Specific Entrepreneurship Framework, Con Kennedy

Conference papers

Current thinking on entrepreneurship states there is no specific link between the entrepreneur and their enterprise. Design is an individual creative act; therefore, the practitioner is not separate from their idiosyncratic process. The Designer is the product offering. Designers form Design Enterprises, meaning that with this aspect of inseparability, the Design Entrepreneur is a different kind of entrepreneur than currently discussed. The literature on the topic discusses design as a creative output, not as entrepreneurship output. Like any enterprise, Design Enterprises must be profitable. There are many entrepreneurship processes, none of which seem to address the needs of the Design ...


Investigating The Enduring Fascination With Dublin's Victorian Pubs, James Peter Murphy Nov 2018

Investigating The Enduring Fascination With Dublin's Victorian Pubs, James Peter Murphy

Conference papers

Victorian pubs of Dublin have played an integral role in the social, cultural and economic history of Ireland’s capital from their early development in the front rooms and parlours of Dublin homes they are one of the most iconic elements of Irish culture. These pubs have always been a strange mixture of tradition and curiosity which forms an integral part of the rich tapestry of Dublin life dating back to their creation nearly 200 years ago. A proud brewing and distilling tradition of these pubs combined with their natural hospitality and sociability, have all contributed to making the pubs ...


Constructing Identity Through The Lens Of Fashion: An Honors Thesis, Cara P. Doiron May 2018

Constructing Identity Through The Lens Of Fashion: An Honors Thesis, Cara P. Doiron

Honors College

Fashion is an artistic decision that every person makes every day. Even those who say they don’t care about clothing are still portraying something about themselves to the outside world with the stylistic choices they make. This creative Honors Thesis explores the impact of fashion on self-representation, accomplished through the design and construction of a capsule wardrobe line of clothing. Due to the project’s personal and introspective nature, the intended wearer is the artist, and therefore the pieces are specifically tailored to her, rather than the straight sized garments that are typically produced in the fashion industry. This ...


Creative Micro-Entrepreneurship In Practice: Exploring Digital Tools For Small Creative Businesses, Olivia Messina Apr 2018

Creative Micro-Entrepreneurship In Practice: Exploring Digital Tools For Small Creative Businesses, Olivia Messina

Honors Scholar Theses

For the scope of this thesis, my focus is on independently owned businesses

run by “creative micro-entrepreneurs.” I’m using this term, coined by the digital

selling platform Etsy, to encompass artists, craftspeople, and others who sell artistic

goods and services they have made themselves. In addition to being part of this

community personally, I also think that it is important for these small businesses to

have the resources they need to thrive in our rapidly changing economy. Selling

online, clothing & accessories businesses, and cooking & baking businesses are

among the top 5 “side hustles” for Millennials, making creative small businesses ...


Shenzhen's Shifting Fortunes Jan 2018

Shenzhen's Shifting Fortunes

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

From sleepy border town to booming manufacturing hub to design city -- Shenzhen is continually transforming itself as it spearheads China's passage to an innovation-based society.


3d Printing – An Insider’S Perspective, Siddharth Sah Dec 2017

3d Printing – An Insider’S Perspective, Siddharth Sah

The STEAM Journal

The 3D printing market globally is still at its infancy, - or some might argue that there isn’t really a market yet. The knowledge of 3D printing design is still largely limited to engineering design – not product design. At MakeWhale, we are constantly pushing the boundaries of the application of 3D printing technology to consumer products resulting in a beautiful mix of technology and art.


Trends Within Craft Beer Packaging, Aurelia See Jun 2017

Trends Within Craft Beer Packaging, Aurelia See

Graphic Communication

While the print industry is facing a changing atmosphere, one thing is as sure as death and taxes— there will always be a market for print within the packaging industry. There is a growing market within the craft beer industry, and with that comes competition for each brewery. Many breweries are finding it difficult to use their beer’s first point of sale, the packaging, to their advantage when attracting consumers to their product. The purpose of this research is to provide the reader with knowledge and insight into package design, with special emphasis on designing for current trends and ...


Creative Advertising Portfolio, Hayley E. Sunderman May 2017

Creative Advertising Portfolio, Hayley E. Sunderman

Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current

Since I was a young child, all I wanted was to draw and write. I would compose entire binders of my artwork, as well as Microsoft Word documents of the beginnings of mystery novels. As I grew older, I let my self-doubt take over and I convinced myself that I was not talented enough to pursue any type of creative career path. I came into college as a Marketing major knowing that my future career options would be fairly vast. During my junior year, I realized my strong desire to work in creative advertising. Graphic design, copywriting, photography, videography, and ...


Branding Yourself As An Artist, Jaelynn Burkamper Jan 2017

Branding Yourself As An Artist, Jaelynn Burkamper

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

In creative industries, it is no longer enough to have an extensive and impressive resume and cover letter. Employers now hope to find sources of creativity in everything a candidate does, including their portfolio and one’s personal brand as reflected through social media accounts and professional websites. Through my honors research I will investigate what makes a strong personal brand and how to use social media to promote oneself as an artist. By conducting research on other artist’s personal brands I was able to create a list of strengths and weaknesses to consider in creating my own personal ...


Retirement Reboot: A Website Redesign, Christina Gillen Dec 2016

Retirement Reboot: A Website Redesign, Christina Gillen

Honors Projects

A website could be created with the latest technology, but after a few years it will still need to be updated. This is what happened to Swanton Health Care and Retirement Center’s website. This project is designed to remedy the problem by creating an entirely new website with updated content, images, and interactive features to bring Swanton Health Care’s online presence back to life.


New To Pmq Oct 2016

New To Pmq

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Image Lab 360° is an innovative and entrepreneurial concept that combines creative savvy with business sensibility


Profile Of Business In The Traditional Design Sectors, Con Kennedy Jan 2016

Profile Of Business In The Traditional Design Sectors, Con Kennedy

Reports

This research report illustrates the findings form the “Profile of Business in the Traditional Design Sectors”. This research was commissioned by the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland as part of the Year of Irish Design (ID1025) which is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and was under taken on their behalf by Con Kennedy. The aim of this research is to develop an understanding of the size, location and demographic of design practices and business in the Republic of Ireland. For the purpose of this report, the agreed sectors and design sectors to research were: • Animation ...


Interpreting, Stephanie Jo Kent Aug 2014

Interpreting, Stephanie Jo Kent

Doctoral Dissertations

What do community interpreting for the Deaf in western societies, conference interpreting for the European Parliament, and language brokering in international management have in common? Academic research and professional training have historically emphasized the linguistic and cognitive challenges of interpreting, neglecting or ignoring the social aspects that structure communication. All forms of interpreting are inherently social; they involve relationships among at least three people and two languages. The contexts explored here, American Sign Language/English interpreting and spoken language interpreting within the European Parliament, show that simultaneous interpreting involves attitudes, norms and values about intercultural communication that overemphasize information and ...


Creativity And Web Design: Designing And Producing A Successful Site On Creativity And Leadership, Travis N. Turner Aug 2014

Creativity And Web Design: Designing And Producing A Successful Site On Creativity And Leadership, Travis N. Turner

Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects

This project explores the connection between design, website development and creativity. As the Internet plays an increasing role in every day life, the ability to produce a high-quality website showcasing one’s personal and professional writing becomes essential to personal and career success. This project features a literature review as well as an analysis of successful website to determine what makes for a good site. The project then implements these findings with a complete re-design of www.creativeleader.com as well adding and improving the content already on the site.


Flexible Branding: An Explorative Case Study On The Effectiveness Of An Adaptable Visual Identity, Adam Scott Houghton Jan 2014

Flexible Branding: An Explorative Case Study On The Effectiveness Of An Adaptable Visual Identity, Adam Scott Houghton

Graphic Communication

No abstract provided.


Introduction To Creativity: A Lecture And Curriculum Framework For Students Who Identify Themselves As Creative, Miriam Kelley Dec 2013

Introduction To Creativity: A Lecture And Curriculum Framework For Students Who Identify Themselves As Creative, Miriam Kelley

Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects

This project focuses on the creative person, process, product and press- the 4Ps of creativity as articulated by Rhodes (1961). A curricular framework was developed with an emphasis on enhancing the abilities of those who already identify themselves as creative, specifically undergraduate Freshmen and Sophomores looking to study various fields of Design at the university level. The objective of the framework is to not only identify the innate processes that may have led these students to identify themselves as creative- thereby choosing their major- but also to allow them to recognize, improve and be deliberate in those processes, to enhance ...


Incorporation Of Pen-Based Digital Drawing Tools In Apparel And Interior Design Instruction For Effective Design Communication, Veena Chattaraman, Lindsay Tan, Paula Peek Jan 2013

Incorporation Of Pen-Based Digital Drawing Tools In Apparel And Interior Design Instruction For Effective Design Communication, Veena Chattaraman, Lindsay Tan, Paula Peek

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Effective design communication skills lie at the heart of apparel and interior design professions. One of the challenges of apparel and interior design education is keeping pace with the evolving needs of the professions with respect to design communication technologies. These technologies have changed significantly over the last ten years (Clark & Clark, 2010) and emerging technologies of today are likely to be commonplace in higher education within the next five years (Johnson, et al, 2011).


Helping Students Take Visual Design To New Heights: Utilizing Design Concepts To Create Fantasy Fascinators, Phyllis Bell Miller Jan 2013

Helping Students Take Visual Design To New Heights: Utilizing Design Concepts To Create Fantasy Fascinators, Phyllis Bell Miller

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Visual Design and Dress is one of the first courses that design and merchandising students take. In addition to serving as an introduction to design, the course is designed to create excitement about the major and to give students a taste of things to come. It also attracts non-majors, allowing it to serve as a recruiting tool. To prompt students to actually utilize the course concepts—the elements and principles of design—the final project always involves the creation of an article of dress (anything that is worn on the body or carried).


Job Expectations, Job Preference, And Learning Expectations Of Apparel Merchandising And Design College Students, Yoon Jin Ma, Kim Hongyoun Hahn Jan 2013

Job Expectations, Job Preference, And Learning Expectations Of Apparel Merchandising And Design College Students, Yoon Jin Ma, Kim Hongyoun Hahn

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The majority of current college students represent Gen Y (born between 1977 and 1992). The current workplace population includes 42% of Gen Yers, 31% of baby boomers, and 27% of Gen Xers; Gen Yers will make up 75% of the American workforce by 2025 (Treuren & Anderson, 2010). As they are just starting to impact the workplace, it is critical to understand the characteristics of Gen Y that might influence workplace environment.


“Is Anything Ever New?” Student Perceptions Of Design Piracy In Their Apparel Design Work And As Consumers, Sara B. Marcketti, Kate Greder, Heather Sinclair Jan 2013

“Is Anything Ever New?” Student Perceptions Of Design Piracy In Their Apparel Design Work And As Consumers, Sara B. Marcketti, Kate Greder, Heather Sinclair

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of this study was to better understand fashion design students’ beliefs and perceptions of the practice of design piracy. Different from counterfeiting when objects are fraudulently branded with a designer’s name or logo, design piracy is the unauthorized copying of another manufacturer’s or designer’s styles. Design piracy of apparel is possible within the United States because intellectual property rights do not protect clothing designs (Magdo, 2000). As early as 1910, Women’s Wear (now Daily) described the practice as the “copying evil.” Since the early nineteen hundreds, over eighty bills have been submitted to Congress ...


Using Assessment In The Fashion Design Studio, Nora M. Macdonald Jan 2013

Using Assessment In The Fashion Design Studio, Nora M. Macdonald

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The apparel design process is highly complex and has a specialized and sophisticated skill set. Designers need to develop flexibility, or the ability to think of many ways to approach a problem or activity, and fluency, or the ability to think of many details associated with each approach to the activity. It also involves divergent and convergent thinking, or the breaking down and building up of ideas. Kvashny (1982) proposed that creativity can be taught. In order to expand their creativity, student designers need to develop the complex thinking inherent in the creative process, and at the same time develop ...


Technology In Apparel Design – What Is Being Used?, Melanie Carrico, Sojin Jung, Thomas Turner, Linda Ohrn-Mcdaniel Jan 2013

Technology In Apparel Design – What Is Being Used?, Melanie Carrico, Sojin Jung, Thomas Turner, Linda Ohrn-Mcdaniel

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Undergraduate fashion and apparel programs strive to keep up with the changing needs of fashion industry employers, especially with respect to technology. Experience using design software is one necessary skill for fashion designers, but which software program or programs to teach is a question fashion faculty must grapple with as they strive to keep curricula current and relevant. While some software packages may be donated to schools as a gift, there are still substantial hardware, training, and support costs involved with maintaining and teaching specialized software solutions at a university. To this end, an examination of industry requirements for apparel ...


Putting Empathy Back In Design: The Purple Dress Project, Ashley Hasty, Deb Christiansen Jan 2013

Putting Empathy Back In Design: The Purple Dress Project, Ashley Hasty, Deb Christiansen

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The first step in the design thinking process, according to the Stanford School of Design, is “empathize.” In a document provided by Stanford d.school describing their design-thinking methods, they say “empathy is the foundation of a human-centered design process” (Bootcamp Bootleg, 2013). Fashion design television shows such as Fashion Star and Project Runway are attempting to put empathy back into the center of the design process, albeit sometimes a weak attempt. On the episode of Fashion Star that aired on March 22, 2013, designers were asked to design a look for plus-sized women (Dudynsky, 2013). This was an excellent ...


Teaching Creative Design Process: Grey Gardens Documentary As A Source Of Inspiration, Michael Mamp, Eulanda A. Sanders Jan 2013

Teaching Creative Design Process: Grey Gardens Documentary As A Source Of Inspiration, Michael Mamp, Eulanda A. Sanders

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

In an effort to further support the development of creative design skills in the student body a special topics course was developed for Spring 2013. The instructor identified students that exhibited exceptional skill in two separate sections of fashion illustration the previous semester. These students were then invited to participate in this experimental course.


Community Engagement 101 For Fashion, Graphic, And Interior Designers Mob Studio’S First Year, Kristin Caskey Jan 2013

Community Engagement 101 For Fashion, Graphic, And Interior Designers Mob Studio’S First Year, Kristin Caskey

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Fashion design and merchandising students at Virginia Commonwealth Universities (VCUarts) Middle of Broad Studio (MoB) are creating new roles and opportunities for design in the city of Richmond, VA. MoB is a partnership of three departments at VCUarts, Graphic Design, Fashion Design and Interior Design. These departments operate an experimental design lab that realizes the potential of design to shape the City. The Storefront for Community Design is Richmond’s non-profit design assistance center, improving the quality of design in the city by facilitating access to design and planning resources. MoB+Storefront is a partnership between MoB and The Storefront ...


Design Functions In Transformable Garments For Sustainability, Helen Koo, Lucy Dunne, Elizabeth Bye Jan 2013

Design Functions In Transformable Garments For Sustainability, Helen Koo, Lucy Dunne, Elizabeth Bye

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The trends of fast fashion and overconsumption have brought negative influences on the environment, the economy, and society (Fletcher, 2008; Hawley, 2008; Hethorn & Ulasewicz, 2008). Consumers keep purchasing garments as their needs and wants change, and waste related to clothing and footwear consumption keeps increasing(Fletcher, 2008; The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2012). Among many ways to encourage sustainability, transformable garments (which add a transformation phase to the regular clothing lifecycle)are expected to encourage consumers to be naturally involved in sustainable practices (Dombek-Keith & Loker, 2011; Loker, 2008).


Clothing Design For Conjoined Twins, Kristin Caskey Jan 2013

Clothing Design For Conjoined Twins, Kristin Caskey

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

In October of 2011 I was contacted by a care coordinator at the VCU Medical Center to assist in the care of conjoined three-year-old twins Maria Terese and Terese Maria Sanati. As with most great opportunities, time was of the essence. The World Pediatric Organization had flown Maria Terese and Terese Maria to Richmond, VA from their home in the Dominican Republic along with their mother Lisandra Sanati.


Teaching Design Research Through Practice: A Pilot Study For Collaborative Exploration, Chelsea Bell, Li-Fen Anny Chang, Marian O'Rourke-Kaplan, Janie Stidham, Charles Edward Freeman, Lisa Mcroberts, Melanie Carrico, Linda Ohrn-Mcdaniel Jan 2013

Teaching Design Research Through Practice: A Pilot Study For Collaborative Exploration, Chelsea Bell, Li-Fen Anny Chang, Marian O'Rourke-Kaplan, Janie Stidham, Charles Edward Freeman, Lisa Mcroberts, Melanie Carrico, Linda Ohrn-Mcdaniel

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

As design educators, we experience tension between devoting the precious little time we have in class to educating our students in ways of making (i.e., skills in sewing and patternmaking) and ways of thinking (i.e. design ideation, creativity, etc.).


What Drives Design? Examining The Influence Of Motivational Factors On Creative Product Output., Charles Freeman, Lisa Mcroberts Jan 2013

What Drives Design? Examining The Influence Of Motivational Factors On Creative Product Output., Charles Freeman, Lisa Mcroberts

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Willingness to begin, continue and complete a creative endeavor is a major factor related to output. On the motivational continuum are two stimuli affecting self-determined motivation: (1) intrinsic motivation – desire to involve oneself in a task solely for personal gratification or pleasure, and (2) extrinsic motivation – influence of outside factors on one’s desire to involve oneself in a task (Ryan & Deci, 2000).


Integrating Textile Design In Apparel Construction Through A Joint-Class Project, Kathryn Eason, Angela Dial Jan 2013

Integrating Textile Design In Apparel Construction Through A Joint-Class Project, Kathryn Eason, Angela Dial

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Textile and textile design choices are integral to the apparel design process. Faculty observed that students struggled with integrating fabric choice into the primary stages of design development and research. In Flat Pattern, students complete fully developed designs, from initial research to finished garment.