Pedagogy and Professional Development

Identifying and Adapting Design Features within a Historic Costume Collection to Inspire Inclusive Apparel Design in a Senior Capstone Product Development Course

Authors
  • Kerri McBee-Black (University of Missouri)
  • Nicole Johnston (University of Missouri)

Abstract

Historical costume and textile collections (HCTC) are teaching tools to inspire students and support coursework (Welters, 2011). The challenge, however, in using HCTCs for inspiration relates to how we teach students to use material artifacts in the creative process of innovation. Object-based learning theory was used as the theoretical framework for this study, which aimed to explore the examination of original objects incorporating object-based learning into design research and practice using an HCTC to highlight inclusive design methods to serve as design inspiration. The study demonstrated how an HCTC can provide examples of design methods and features that support the contemporary design process, specifically when exploring inclusive and adaptive design features for marginalized consumers. 

Keywords: Inclusive, Historic Costume Collection, Object-Based Learning, Material Culture, Adaptive, Design

How to Cite:

McBee-Black, K. & Johnston, N., (2024) “Identifying and Adapting Design Features within a Historic Costume Collection to Inspire Inclusive Apparel Design in a Senior Capstone Product Development Course”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 80(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/itaa.17086

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Published on
26 Jan 2024
Peer Reviewed