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Pedagogical Considerations For Teaching Modern Performance Glove Design, Susan L. Sokolowski, Gary Corr Jan 2018

Pedagogical Considerations For Teaching Modern Performance Glove Design, Susan L. Sokolowski, Gary Corr

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

When we teach students how to be apparel designers, we address the user’s needs (performance and aesthetic), body shape and size, ideation, materials selection, pattern development, construction and evaluation to create new products. However, when teaching modern performance glove design, the pedagogical process is undefined. The human hand is a complex interface to create new products for. Literature in the space includes: historical documentation of gloves and glove making, hand anthropometry, methods of evaluating the hand and glove functionality to determine product design opportunities, but the process of linking knowledge together to teach students glove design from start-to-finish, with ...