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Why Do They Sew? Women’S Motivations To Sew Clothing For Themselves, Addie Martindale, Ellen C. Mckinney Aug 2019

Why Do They Sew? Women’S Motivations To Sew Clothing For Themselves, Addie Martindale, Ellen C. Mckinney

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

Garment sewing is undergoing a resurgence in participation, with a growing number of women choosing to sew their clothing instead of buying readily available fast fashion. The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand the current motivations of an ethnically diverse sample of women who sew garments for themselves. The in-depth interview data from 15 interviews revealed personal fulfillment to be the overarching reason for participation. Personal fulfillment was achieved through main emergent themes of investment, control, and empowerment with 10 subthemes. Theoretical perspectives of prosumerism, craft and do-it-yourself consumption, and uses and gratification theory were applied to the ...


Design Thinking: An Approach With Various Perceptions, Sanne Bouwman, Jesper Voorendt, Boris Eisenbart, Seda Mckilligan Aug 2019

Design Thinking: An Approach With Various Perceptions, Sanne Bouwman, Jesper Voorendt, Boris Eisenbart, Seda Mckilligan

Industrial Design Conference Presentations, Posters and Proceedings

Design Thinking has become increasingly popular across different disciplines. However, what it exactly entails is becoming more and more vague, leading to the term being used for many different approaches and applications. This paper presents an interview study with experts on the application and training of Design Thinking in academia and industry. We find a divide with some seeing Design Thinking as a mere toolbox of methods, while others see it as an umbrella term for the mindset that determines how designers think and act. Subjects unanimously attest the approach large potential to support certain types of businesses, when applied ...


A New Analysis Of Antonine Statuary Groups In Roman Spain, Rachel Meyers Jan 2019

A New Analysis Of Antonine Statuary Groups In Roman Spain, Rachel Meyers

World Languages and Cultures Publications

This article bridges two fields often kept separate: the study of portrait statues and the study of the statue bases and their texts. However, the statues and their inscribed bases are complementary and necessarily must be studied together. The bases provide information about the titulature of the emperors and the dedicants. Portrait heads have been used in the creation of typologies and identification of regional variations. Too often the portrait statues of one imperial family member are studied in isolation from those of other family members and even from their original context. In this paper, I gather for the first ...


Community-Based Museum Ecologies: Public Doors And Windows And Les Nouveaux Commanditaires (‘The New Patrons’), Mark W. Rectanus Jan 2019

Community-Based Museum Ecologies: Public Doors And Windows And Les Nouveaux Commanditaires (‘The New Patrons’), Mark W. Rectanus

World Languages and Cultures Publications

A growing number of artist-led initiatives and para-institutional organizations are creating community-based projects that signal the emergence of alternative museum ecologies. This article will examine two initiatives, Public Doors and Windows (PDW) and Les Nouveaux Commanditaires (NC) (‘The New Patrons’) that reflect a diverse range of practices that contribute to, or create, museum ecologies outside the physical and conceptual spaces of museums. These museum ecologies also contribute to discourses on the participatory museum and intersect with experiments in community engagement and social practice. Although they may have distinct conceptual points of departure, the diverse institutional platforms and initiatives of PDW ...


Brew Culture, Kaiyue Yang Jan 2019

Brew Culture, Kaiyue Yang

Creative Components

No abstract provided.


The Effects Of Artwork In A Boutique Hotel, Weicheng Chen Jan 2019

The Effects Of Artwork In A Boutique Hotel, Weicheng Chen

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Art may play a significant role in boutique hotel design projects. The goal of this thesis is to analyze the role and effects that art could have in boutique hotel design process. This paper also explores several published articles that relate to this topic. According to these articles, the artistic features used as decorative elements in boutique hotels may affect customers’ behavior and psychology especially for some hotels with specific themes.


Design Problem Exploration, Samantha Creeger Jan 2019

Design Problem Exploration, Samantha Creeger

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The problem generation space is a critical stage in the design process that reflects the outcome of a solution. However, limited research has been conducted on problem space within design education to aid in the creative process. Within the problem generation space, there are multiple alternative views to reframe a problem statement which ultimately impact the solution. More novel problem statements have reflected an increase in unique concepts. By providing a toolset for students to diversify their problems, new perspectives of the problem are taken into the idea generation space. Research has identified heuristics that frame a problem, which have ...


Exploring Universal Icon Design For International Travel Apps, Huizi Shi Jan 2019

Exploring Universal Icon Design For International Travel Apps, Huizi Shi

Creative Components

Travel apps are common information sources for people researching travel destinations. There is an array of city travel apps available to foreign visitors that are specific to large metropolitan areas. English is the international language typically used for these travel apps; however, there are many travelers for whom English is not their native language and their ability to understand English is limited. To address this language barrier and to allow for better accessibility to application functions, the design of the icons on the travel apps should be readily recognized and understood on a universal level. They need to speak to ...


Personal Space And Privacy In Open Offices, Kenneth Gan Jan 2019

Personal Space And Privacy In Open Offices, Kenneth Gan

Creative Components

San Francisco and New York City are some of the prime spots for startups to put a foothold in. They are attractive locations and deemed as one of the best technology hubs where entrepreneurs could spearhead their business given the connections and resources the cities provide.

However, being in crowded cities means space comes at a premium. Employers’ desperation for lower real estate costs and increasing need of innovation emphasize constant collaboration, and that significantly impact personal space and privacy in the workplace.

Startups often face spatial challenges as they are trying to make do with the space given the ...


Cross Roads: A Method For Self-Understanding, Chloe Enos Jan 2019

Cross Roads: A Method For Self-Understanding, Chloe Enos

Creative Components

Mental illnesses are constantly misrepresented by the media. They are stigmatized or glorified in ways that can be harmful for those who struggle with them. And for these reasons many people choose not to seek out treatment, which can lead to much more harmful decisions. This project aims to combat those views of mental illness by creating a narrative that portrays mental illness in a realistic way. This narrative is influenced by my research and personal experiences with mental illness and emphasizes the importance of positive communication as a solution based on the concepts of using art as a means ...


Designing An Interface To Combine Typefaces Based On Typographic Anatomy And Letter Formations, Jill Sanders Jan 2019

Designing An Interface To Combine Typefaces Based On Typographic Anatomy And Letter Formations, Jill Sanders

Creative Components

The purpose of this creative component is to explore the theory that letterforms and typographic anatomy influence which typefaces work well together, and how to most efficiently provide designers with necessary tools to make those decisions. In this paper, I propose a website concept and app resource for both novice and experienced designers. It is difficult to find a comprehensive website, book or blog if an individual is not aware of its existence, as my research will show. My creative component focuses on the collection of this widespread information and combines it into one resource that promotes designer collaboration. This ...


Creating Covers And Consensus: Authors, Designers, And Publishers In The Book Design Process, Diana Zhang Jan 2019

Creating Covers And Consensus: Authors, Designers, And Publishers In The Book Design Process, Diana Zhang

Creative Components

No abstract provided.


Designing Brand Identity: From Product Innovation To Branding, Montel Caruthers Jan 2019

Designing Brand Identity: From Product Innovation To Branding, Montel Caruthers

Creative Components

Product design is one of the most important industries in today’s world of fast innovation, meaningful design, and continued consumption. Brands are living organizations who have developed products and services with a desire to have a successful and mutually beneficial relationship with the people they serve. The goal of this project is to accomplish a brand identity that is true to the value of product design and its relationship to the target users. Through literature review, visual market analysis, design, prototyping, and packaging design, a complete identity has been developed to uniquely present a new brand into the sports ...


Enhanced On-Campus Coffee Shop Interiors: Informal Learning And Design For The Millennial Students, Yi Yuan Jan 2019

Enhanced On-Campus Coffee Shop Interiors: Informal Learning And Design For The Millennial Students, Yi Yuan

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study is an exploration into the relationship between on-campus coffee shop and Generation Y students informal learning behavior, in an attempt to better understand how an on-campus coffee shop enables students to better engage in informal learning activities. To explore this concept in depth, a quantitative investigation approach has been implemented to integrate the following aspects regarding informal learning café developments: zoning, environmental variables, food and drinks, power outlets, view nature, furniture comfort, workplace adjustments, seating options, study tools, storage space, and overall design.

This study consisted of three segments. The first segment is a literature review, a link ...


Discouraging The Use Of Single-Use Plastics Through Graphic Design Strategies, Monica Ann Pearson Jan 2019

Discouraging The Use Of Single-Use Plastics Through Graphic Design Strategies, Monica Ann Pearson

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Single-use plastics, or disposable plastics, have become entrenched in the daily lives of college students across the country. Whether it is a plastic bag from grocery shopping, a stirrer from a morning coffee, a clamshell container for that convenient on-the-go lunch, or even a simple straw — these easily overlooked and thrown away items begin to add up. Despite advertisements for more sustainable products like metal straws, re-usable shopping bags, and ceramic coffee containers, the convenient plastic options are still being used. Despite news articles regularly showing the damage caused by plastic pollution (images of floating garbage or injured sea turtles ...


Evidence-Based Design: Documenting A Research Experiment In A School Environment With Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Julie E. Irish Jan 2019

Evidence-Based Design: Documenting A Research Experiment In A School Environment With Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Julie E. Irish

Interior Design publications and other works

Purpose Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder affecting around 1:59 children. Among other characteristics, children with ASD can be unduly sensitive to elements in the built environment, such as noise or light. Despite this knowledge, to date there has been little evidence-based experimental research investigating how the environment affects them. The purpose of this paper is to conduct an experiment in a school environment with children with ASD and document the process as a model that other researchers could apply to similar studies.

Design/methodology/approach The study focused on whether the application of wayfinding aids (colored ...


Effects Of Social Media, Electronic Word-Of-Mouth, And Price On U.S. Female Consumers’ Attitude Toward Purchase And Purchase Intention Of Ethical Apparel, Melissa Abner Jan 2019

Effects Of Social Media, Electronic Word-Of-Mouth, And Price On U.S. Female Consumers’ Attitude Toward Purchase And Purchase Intention Of Ethical Apparel, Melissa Abner

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of: (a) social media, (b) electronic word-of-mouth (eWOM), and (c) price on attitude towards purchase and purchase intention of ethical apparel products using the theory of reasoned action (TRA) (Ajzen & Fishbein, 1980). Additionally, the study investigated the importance of different ethical characteristics to U.S. female consumers in different generation groups. Using a 2 (media: video and blog) x 3 (eWOM: positive, neutral, and negative) x 2 (price: high and low) experimental design, information was disseminated to participants about a t-shirt with nine ethical characteristics: organic cotton, recycled polyester, reduced ...


Engineering Digital Technologies: A Model For Integrating Digital Textile Printing In Costume Design And Production Education, Brianna Plummer Jan 2019

Engineering Digital Technologies: A Model For Integrating Digital Textile Printing In Costume Design And Production Education, Brianna Plummer

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The evolutionary use of digital technologies in fashion, textile, and costume design has led to significant changes in the appearances, processes, and pedagogies of the three related, yet distinct, disciplines. As multiple technologies permeate the fashion and textile industries and find their place in the costume industry, the need to educate students in the current and future methods and techniques will always be a necessity (Britt & Shaw, 2015). This study outlines the advantages of using digital textile printing (DTP) in costume/theatrical fashion design practice and promotes the integration of digital textile design (DTD) and DTP methods in costume design and production education.

The study was conducted in three phases; in Phase I the use of DTP for costumes and theatrical fashion was investigated, in Phase II costume educators were interviewed to understand the perception and use of DTP in costume programs in post-secondary ...


Exploration Of The Perpetuating Fast Fashion Consumption Cycle: Young Women's Experiences In Pursuit Of An Ideal Self-Image, Leslie H. Simpson Jan 2019

Exploration Of The Perpetuating Fast Fashion Consumption Cycle: Young Women's Experiences In Pursuit Of An Ideal Self-Image, Leslie H. Simpson

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this qualitative study was to gain an understanding of the lived experiences of young women in emerging adulthood who consumed a large quantity of fast fashion apparel (in excess of 150 pieces annually). Using a phenomenological methodology, this study explored (a) the shopping experiences of the young women, (b) the meaning the young women attached to their clothing purchases, and (c) why the young women were buying large quantities of fast fashion.

Fourteen women between the ages of 19 and 25 from the mid-Atlantic region of the United States participated in the study. The research design ...


The Saudi Arabian Bride Shopping Experience, Wijdan Tawfiq Jan 2019

The Saudi Arabian Bride Shopping Experience, Wijdan Tawfiq

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

In Saudi Arabia, a wedding is a significant occasion requiring extensive preparation. However, researchers have not yet explored how bride-to-be consumption patterns might be shaped in a tradition-oriented culture like Saudi Arabia. Prior literature illustrates that planning a wedding in Western societies is a personal, deeply emotional experience in which tradition and cultural values are strongly emphasized (Carter & Duncan, 2017; Nelson & Deshpande, 2004; McEnally, 2002; Thomas & Peters, 2011). The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of Saudi brides-to-be as they prepared for the wedding process – including the multiple social events planned around their weddings as well as their new lives after ...


Taking The Lab On The Road And Bringing The Road To The Lab: On Using Mixed-Methods And Virtual Reality To Study A Location-Based Task, Kofi Whitney Jan 2019

Taking The Lab On The Road And Bringing The Road To The Lab: On Using Mixed-Methods And Virtual Reality To Study A Location-Based Task, Kofi Whitney

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

In earlier work, a lab and field study were employed to evaluate participants who used a digital map to complete a surveying task. The lab incorporated photos to simulate various scenarios within the task environment. It had a high degree of experimental control, strengths in quantitative data collection, and it could be easily replicated. Whereas the field study took place in the task’s natural setting (a neighborhood); it afforded participants to navigate the environment on foot, which allowed for more ecologically valid task outcomes and rich qualitative data collection. The strengths of the lab method were desired, but the ...


Evidence Of Problem Exploration In Creative Designs, Jaryn A. Studer, Shanna R. Daly, Seda Mckilligan, Colleen M. Seifert Nov 2018

Evidence Of Problem Exploration In Creative Designs, Jaryn A. Studer, Shanna R. Daly, Seda Mckilligan, Colleen M. Seifert

Industrial Design Publications

Design problems are often presented as structured briefs with detailed constraints and requirements, suggesting a fixed definition. However, past studies have identified the importance of exploring design problems for creative design outcomes. Previous protocol studies of designers has shown that problems can “co-evolve” with the development of solutions during the design process. But to date, little evidence has been provided about howdesigners systematically explore presented problems to create better solutions. In this study, we conducted a qualitative analysis of 252 design problems collected from publically available sources, including award-winning product designs and open-source design competitions. This database offers an independent ...


Transforming Early Concepts With Design Heuristics, Keelin Leahy, Shanna R. Daly, Jaclyn K. Murray, Seda Mckilligan, Colleen M. Seifert Oct 2018

Transforming Early Concepts With Design Heuristics, Keelin Leahy, Shanna R. Daly, Jaclyn K. Murray, Seda Mckilligan, Colleen M. Seifert

Industrial Design Publications

Idea development in the early phases of the design process often involves the transformation of initial concepts into more feasible alternatives. However, this important component of design activity is often under-emphasized in design education, and tools to facilitate iteration of designs are limited. This study investigated Design Heuristics as a tool for the further development of initial concepts created by student designers. In a single session, advanced engineering students created initial concepts, and then used Design Heuristics to transform these concepts into alternative designs. The concept sets generated were analyzed, and eight types of transformations were identified, including the enhancement ...


Strategies To Redefine The Problem Exploration Space For Design Innovation, Seda Mckilligan, Samantha L. Creeger Sep 2018

Strategies To Redefine The Problem Exploration Space For Design Innovation, Seda Mckilligan, Samantha L. Creeger

Industrial Design Conference Presentations, Posters and Proceedings

Designers are used to solving problems that are given to them, leading them to focus on creating feasible solutions rather than exploring novel perspectives on the presented problems. Creative innovations in problem understanding may lead directly to more innovation solutions. Although problem exploration has been identified as a key process in design thinking, how designers restructure and reframe the problem is not fully examined. The present work aimed to understand how designers intentionally explore variants of problems on the way to solutions. Through an empirical study industrial design students, we documented a high degree of variation in the problem perspectives ...


Global And Entrepreneurial Perspectives For Enhancing Retailing Education: Development Of A Hybrid Graduate Course Focused On U.S. And Indian Small Businesses., Ann M. Fiore, Jessica L. Hurst, Linda S. Niehm, Telin Chung, Elena E. Karpova, Amrut Sadachar, Sanjukta Pookulangara, Danielle S. Testa Aug 2018

Global And Entrepreneurial Perspectives For Enhancing Retailing Education: Development Of A Hybrid Graduate Course Focused On U.S. And Indian Small Businesses., Ann M. Fiore, Jessica L. Hurst, Linda S. Niehm, Telin Chung, Elena E. Karpova, Amrut Sadachar, Sanjukta Pookulangara, Danielle S. Testa

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

This paper provides an approach, based on global and entrepreneurial perspectives, to enhance retailing education. The approach was operationalized through a hybrid graduate course, co-taught by U.S. and Indian faculty members, which focused on engaging Bloom's higher order cognitive skills in learning about the operation of small retail businesses in U.S. and Indian cultural contexts. The courseincluded interactive learning modules, learning activities, and a student service-learning project. The project required the application of module content in the development of business enhancement plans for small retail businesses and in assessing the plans applicability to small businesses in ...


Overcoming Design Fixation In Idea Generation, Keelin Leahy, Colleen M. Seifert, Shanna Daly, Seda Mckilligan Jun 2018

Overcoming Design Fixation In Idea Generation, Keelin Leahy, Colleen M. Seifert, Shanna Daly, Seda Mckilligan

Industrial Design Conference Presentations, Posters and Proceedings

Ideally, designers move past existing ideas to create novel designs. But designers often experience “fixation,” where new ideas are similar to existing designs. An example concept in a brief, or early attachment to one’s initial ideas, can limit the range of designs considered. This research study explored the use of “Design Heuristics,” to overcome fixation in a design education setting. Design Heuristics are a set of prompts intended to point designers toward different types of concepts. The 77 prompts are derived from empirical studies of designers, and have been shown to be effective in developing design capability. In the ...


Multilevel Mentoring Using Faculty/Graduate Student/Undergraduate Student And Teaching Center Teams, Janet S. Johnson, Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness, Luke Lefebvre, O.P. Mccubbins, Samantha Jones, Maren M. Wolff, Holly S. Bender, Foy Mills Jr Mar 2018

Multilevel Mentoring Using Faculty/Graduate Student/Undergraduate Student And Teaching Center Teams, Janet S. Johnson, Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness, Luke Lefebvre, O.P. Mccubbins, Samantha Jones, Maren M. Wolff, Holly S. Bender, Foy Mills Jr

Team-Based Learning Presentations and Posters

Discuss ways to use TBL to create multi-level mentoring between graduate students, undergraduates, faculty, teaching center and other campus resources.


Sketchnoting A Methodology: Fostering Team Based Learning Conversations, Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness, Janet Johnson, Luke Lefebvre, Op Mccubbins, Holly Bender, Maren Wolff, Samantha Pritchard, Foy Mills Jr Mar 2018

Sketchnoting A Methodology: Fostering Team Based Learning Conversations, Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness, Janet Johnson, Luke Lefebvre, Op Mccubbins, Holly Bender, Maren Wolff, Samantha Pritchard, Foy Mills Jr

Team-Based Learning Presentations and Posters

Sketchnoting is a methodology that uses simple shapes, frames, and connectors to visualize complex information, concepts, and physical objects, thus it has a low barrier entry for skilled and non-skilled drawers, as well as for designers or non-designers alike. It is situated at the lower end of the visualization fidelity spectrum, which ranges from napkin style sketches to photo-realistic renderings or high fidelity info-graphics.


Development Of A Numerical Model To Predict Physiological Strain Of Firefighter In Fire Hazard, Yun Su, Jie Yang, Guowen Song, Rui Li, Chunhui Xiang, Jun Li Feb 2018

Development Of A Numerical Model To Predict Physiological Strain Of Firefighter In Fire Hazard, Yun Su, Jie Yang, Guowen Song, Rui Li, Chunhui Xiang, Jun Li

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

This paper aims to develop a numerical model to predict heat stress of frefghter under low-level thermal radiation. The model integrated a modifed multi-layer clothing model with a human thermoregulation model. We took the coupled radiative and conductive heat transfer in the clothing, the size-dependent heat transfer in the air gaps, and the controlling active and controlled passive thermal regulation in human body into consideration. The predicted core temperature and mean skin temperature from the model showed a good agreement with the experimental results. Parametric study was conducted and the result demonstrated that the radiative intensity had a signifcant infuence ...


Blooming Moth Dress, Della Reams, Hisham Dawoud, Larry D. Rushing Jan 2018

Blooming Moth Dress, Della Reams, Hisham Dawoud, Larry D. Rushing

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Original draped dress design using original digitally-printed fabric design.