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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.


Anti-Theft Travel Bag Design: Advantage, Interest, And Satisfaction, Siyuan Han, Helen Koo Jan 2013

Anti-Theft Travel Bag Design: Advantage, Interest, And Satisfaction, Siyuan Han, Helen Koo

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Theft around the world continues to rise (Travelling Overseas, 2012). Tourists have always been easy targets for thieves (Holcomb & Pizam, 2006). Data released by the U.S. Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI) show that the total number of U.S. citizens travelling abroad in 2011 increased by 76% since 2001.


Fashion For A Cause, Collection Development, And Professional Presentation, Mary Ruppert-Stroescu Jan 2013

Fashion For A Cause, Collection Development, And Professional Presentation, Mary Ruppert-Stroescu

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The phenomenon of combining fashin with a health-related cause, also called health fashion, has taken many forms in the last two decades (Walker, 2010). As early as 1997 the American Heart Association began a campaign to raise awareness for heart health among women (Mosca, 2004), and in 2004 the AHA began the Go Red for Women campaign and chose the red dress as a symbol of the movement.


Beyond Wearable Art, Barbara Trout Jan 2013

Beyond Wearable Art, Barbara Trout

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

A recent article by Jeff Selingo for “Linked In” calls upon college students to become more adept at risk taking in their college courses. His believes that little risk taking occurs on the job today because students are not called upon to do this in classes.


The Central Role Of Product Beauty In Consumers’ Neuropsychological Response To The Design Of Hedonic And Utilitarian Products, Veena Chattaraman, Hyejeong Kim, Gopikrishna Deshpande Jan 2013

The Central Role Of Product Beauty In Consumers’ Neuropsychological Response To The Design Of Hedonic And Utilitarian Products, Veena Chattaraman, Hyejeong Kim, Gopikrishna Deshpande

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Aesthetic experience and preference is not a unitary phenomenon, and is the result of affective and cognitive elements (Di Dio & Gallese, 2009). Affective response refers to the feelings and emotions experienced when interacting with or observing an object (Yeung & Wyer, 2004). Cognitive response includes the mental categorization of the product as well as productrelated beliefs such as quality, durability, and ease of use (Bloch, 1995). While studies have examined how different properties of the object contribute to perceptions of product beauty, the influence of these perception in subsequent affective and cognitive responses of consumer has been left unexamined.


Proposed Typologies For The Dress Needs Of Nursing Mothers And Babies And Available Nursing Dress: An Evaluation Of The Relationship Between Concepts In These Typologies, Ellen Mckinney, Armine Ghalachyan Jan 2013

Proposed Typologies For The Dress Needs Of Nursing Mothers And Babies And Available Nursing Dress: An Evaluation Of The Relationship Between Concepts In These Typologies, Ellen Mckinney, Armine Ghalachyan

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

In the U.S., the majority of babies are weaned from the breast by the time they are three months old (CDC, 2007) in contrast to the recommendation of “exclusive breastfeeding for about 6 months. . ., with continuation of breastfeeding for 1 year or longer” (Eidelman & Schanler, 2012). Women who feel comfortable feeding in public breastfeed longer than women who are not comfortable (Allen & Pelto, 1985).


Film, Fashion And Form: A Combined Means To Teach Costume History And Fashion Illustration, Eulanda A. Sanders Jan 2013

Film, Fashion And Form: A Combined Means To Teach Costume History And Fashion Illustration, Eulanda A. Sanders

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Educator’s in textiles and clothing are constantly seeking innovative ways to enhance the learning experiences for students. For students in the design area of the discipline there is a constant need to find appropriate inspiration for the creation of apparel for a variety of target markets.


The Re-Design And Evaluation Of The Patient Gown For An Integrated Healthcare Organization, Linsey Gordon, Lucy Dunne Jan 2013

The Re-Design And Evaluation Of The Patient Gown For An Integrated Healthcare Organization, Linsey Gordon, Lucy Dunne

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

In 2009, the Center for Disease Control reported that 36.1 million people were discharged from inpatient hospital care, there were 48.0 million surgical procedures performed, 96.1 million people visited the hospital or clinic for an outpatient appointment, and 136.1 million people visited the emergency room. One thing that many of these individuals had in common was that they had to wear a patient hospital gown. The purpose of this study was to test the current hospital gown against a redesigned patient gown for improvements in modesty, ease-of-use and esteem within an integrated healthcare organization located in ...


"American Fasions For American Women:" Cultivating Ready-To-Wear Designers, 1910-1920, Jean L. Parsons, Sara Brubacher Nov 2004

"American Fasions For American Women:" Cultivating Ready-To-Wear Designers, 1910-1920, Jean L. Parsons, Sara Brubacher

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

The purpose of this essay is to examine the earliest development of an American design presence in the fashion industry and to analyze methods used by the industry to develop and support its own unique creative talents.