Design Thinking for Textiles

let's make it meaningful

Louise Valentine, Jennifer Ballie, Sara Robertson, Joanna Bletcher, Frances Stevenson

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Abstract

The values underpinning the global textile industry are continuing to transform because of globalisation, sustainability and technological progress. This is enabled by the changes within the discipline of design itself, through the impact of design thinking on business management and leadership (Cooper et al, 2015), a move towards co-creation rather than individual authorship (Sanders, 2013; Sanders and Stappers, 2014), smart technologies (Taylor and Robertson, 2014), and greater attention to how we meet today’s social needs through design (Thackera, 2013; Manzini, 2015). This paper is concerned with the impact of transformation upon the role of the textile designer and design educator. Discussion draws on recent design research in Smart Textiles, E-Co Textiles and the sustainability agenda, future craft and designer’s thinking, revealing a set of values underpinning the contemporary craft of textile design, facilitating a conversation as to how they relate to the active concept of authenticity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S964-S976
Number of pages13
JournalDesign Journal
Volume20
Issue numberSupplement 1
Early online date6 Sep 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Keywords

  • values
  • craft
  • smart textiles
  • circular economy
  • collaboration

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Valentine, Louise ; Ballie, Jennifer ; Robertson, Sara ; Bletcher, Joanna ; Stevenson, Frances. / Design Thinking for Textiles : let's make it meaningful. In: Design Journal. 2017 ; Vol. 20, No. Supplement 1. pp. S964-S976.
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Design Thinking for Textiles : let's make it meaningful. / Valentine, Louise; Ballie, Jennifer; Robertson, Sara; Bletcher, Joanna; Stevenson, Frances.

In: Design Journal, Vol. 20, No. Supplement 1, 2017, p. S964-S976.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

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