The prototype as mediator of embodied experience in fashion design

Ulla Ræbild, Tore Kristensen

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Resumé

Abstract: For many people fashion design is associated with shows and aesthetic appearances of a somewhat superficial nature. However, fashion design is much more. This paper sets out from a work in progress which uses theory on embodied knowledge to understand how fashion design processes take place. It is based on photographic material obtained in design studios during prototype development. The prototype is considered a core fashion design competence. Yet, companies increasingly cut costs by reducing or omitting prototype development. We intend to show, how the garment prototype acts as an important mediator of embodied experience between designer and user. That is, by use of a cognitive approach, we explore how mediation is enabled to occur through the recurrent patterns of sensorimotor actions that surround the garment prototype development. Tentative findings indicate, that eliminating the prototype could cause loss of important knowledge and lead to poorer design.


OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato24 nov. 2016
Antal sider12
StatusUdgivet - 24 nov. 2016
BegivenhedNORDCODE 2016: Mediation and Design - Sounthern University Denmark, Kolding, Danmark
Varighed: 22 nov. 201624 nov. 2016
http://www.sdu.dk/en/om_sdu/institutter_centre/idk/arrangementer/nordcode

Konference

KonferenceNORDCODE 2016
LokationSounthern University Denmark
LandDanmark
ByKolding
Periode22/11/201624/11/2016
Internetadresse

Emneord

  • Keywords: Fashion Design Methodology, Garment Prototyping, Embodied Cognition, Design Mediation, Tacit Knowledge, Design Skills, Sensorimotor Experience, Image Schemata

Kunstnerisk udviklingsvirksomhed (KUV)

  • Nej

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Ræbild, U., & Kristensen, T. (2016). The prototype as mediator of embodied experience in fashion design. Afhandling præsenteret på NORDCODE 2016, Kolding, Danmark.
Ræbild, Ulla ; Kristensen, Tore. / The prototype as mediator of embodied experience in fashion design. Afhandling præsenteret på NORDCODE 2016, Kolding, Danmark.12 s.
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Publikation: KonferencebidragPaperForskningpeer review

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