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Walking Off The Runway To Find One’S Place In The Fashion Market-Developing New Curriculum To Enable Fashion Students To Gain Real-World Experience Outside The Runway, Cathy Starr Jan 2018

Walking Off The Runway To Find One’S Place In The Fashion Market-Developing New Curriculum To Enable Fashion Students To Gain Real-World Experience Outside The Runway, Cathy Starr

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

ITAA Proceedings


Rutherford Teaching Challenge--Steam Digital Inspiration Boards Assignment, Janet Andrea Blood Jan 2018

Rutherford Teaching Challenge--Steam Digital Inspiration Boards Assignment, Janet Andrea Blood

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

2018 Rutherford Teaching Challenge

STEAM Digital Inspiration Boards Assignment


Developing And Evaluating Sustainable Tools To Positively Impact Apparel Focused Entrepreneurs’ Through Academic Programs Incubator Centers In Southern Africa, Amanda Muhammad, Carolina Kobia, Lombuso Khoza, Julie A. Davis Jan 2018

Developing And Evaluating Sustainable Tools To Positively Impact Apparel Focused Entrepreneurs’ Through Academic Programs Incubator Centers In Southern Africa, Amanda Muhammad, Carolina Kobia, Lombuso Khoza, Julie A. Davis

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Internation Textiles and Apparel Association Conference


Perspectives Of Design Professionals In The Fashion Industry With Respect To The Creative Design Process, Ja Young Hwang Ph.D., Kim Hahn Ph.D. Jan 2018

Perspectives Of Design Professionals In The Fashion Industry With Respect To The Creative Design Process, Ja Young Hwang Ph.D., Kim Hahn Ph.D.

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of this study was to explore the perspectives of design professionals in the fashion industry in terms of their creative processes, and the study was specifically focused on seeking the importance of knowledge and skills, product development, reflections-in-actions of the design process, the designer's role in the system, and fashion as communication during a fashion designer's creative process. The results of this study supports previous findings that fashion designers must meet the needs of customers and it is critical to understand design problems and solutions in order to design a successful product. The importance of designer ...


“Creating A Virtual Retail Store Using The Sims4™ Programs In A Visual Merchandising Course”, April Elisha Stanley, Corissa Hite, Jennifer Wood Jan 2018

“Creating A Virtual Retail Store Using The Sims4™ Programs In A Visual Merchandising Course”, April Elisha Stanley, Corissa Hite, Jennifer Wood

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SnapFashun, a plugin software used in conjunction with Adobe Illustrator (SnapFashun, 2017), was previously used in a visual merchandising course to create a final project: a digital retail store. Due to technological problems and student frustrations, an alternative was chosen: The Sims4™ programs. The expectation was the change in technology would permit students to focus on applications of visual merchandising concepts and result in a more engaged, creative final project. YouTube videos and online guides aided in learning the software for The Sims4™ programs. The outcome was a digital retail store that permitted increased engagement, greater creativity, and the application ...


What Do They Need To Succeed? Development Of An Apparel Merchandising Competency Framework, Bertha Jacobs, Elena Karpova Jan 2018

What Do They Need To Succeed? Development Of An Apparel Merchandising Competency Framework, Bertha Jacobs, Elena Karpova

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The purpose of this study was to: (a) identify a comprehensive list of merchandising knowledge and skills through an analysis of extant research; (b) categorize these knowledge and skills to create a classification matrix; and (c) based on this matrix, develop an apparel merchandising competency framework. Content analysis was used to to analyse a total of 32 published articles in peer reviewed journals focused on K&S required for business, retail, and merchandising professionals. A total of 140 different K&S found to be important for merchandising, retail, and business positions were identified and then systematically classified. The classification procedure followed four successive stages: (1) four main constructs were identified (i.e., explicit knowledge; tacit knowledge; soft skills; hard skills); (2) seven different categories of K&S were identified (i.e., explicit knowledge: general apparel and merchandising category; tacit knowledge: experience category; soft skills: interpersonal and intrapersonal category; hard skills: technical and conceptual/thinking category); (3) 39 types of K ...


Exposing 3d Printing To Undergraduate Fashion Merchandising Students, Erica Spurgeon, Melissa Abner Jan 2018

Exposing 3d Printing To Undergraduate Fashion Merchandising Students, Erica Spurgeon, Melissa Abner

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

3D printing was incorporated into Product Development for Consumers, Apparel Quality Analysis, and Branding and Fashion Technology courses at a Midwestern University. According to recommendations from the SAMR model, 3D printing technology was implemented at a higher level where transformational learning took place. The 3D printer was implemented as an engaging tool to provide higher order thinking, where students can analyze and design tangible items; as opposed to simply learning about a concept. 3D printing not only helped students learn existing course concepts but also provided them with experience using 3D printing technology. Since technology is key to college students ...


A Fashion Buyer’S Role In The 21st Century: A Data-Mining-Based Content Analysis Approach, Md. Rafiqul Islam Rana, Li Zhao Jan 2018

A Fashion Buyer’S Role In The 21st Century: A Data-Mining-Based Content Analysis Approach, Md. Rafiqul Islam Rana, Li Zhao

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Fashion buyers play an integral role in the development and commercial success of a fashion brand or company. With the growing need of 21st century skills and sustainability, incorporating this knowledge and implementing it in all aspects of fashion buying is a neglected area of academic research. Therefore, this paper analyzed the current fashion buying roles that are presently required in the industry and compare them with the 21st century skill sets that are required for achieving sustainability within the fashion buying workplace. Data-mining-based content analysis was conducted in this research. Result show that the most prominent skillset that ...


New Framework Proposal For Sustainable Textile And Apparel Education, Md. Rafiqul Islam Rana, Jung Ha-Brookshire Jan 2018

New Framework Proposal For Sustainable Textile And Apparel Education, Md. Rafiqul Islam Rana, Jung Ha-Brookshire

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This paper offers a conceptual framework to address the importance of incorporating ideation, negotiation, and implementation into Textile and Apparel sustainability curricula in a holistic matter in an effort to accomplish true sustainability. As long as professionals think business decisions are separated from sustainability decisions, sustainability goals will be more likely to be considered secondary goals. Therefore, in this model, researchers emphasize that future sustainable T&A business leaders must possess skill sets to navigate intertwined or sometimes often competing interests of economic, social, and environmental goals. An understanding of different required skillsets would help graduates entering the workforce be ...


Re-Interpretation Of An Athleisure Young Casual Wear Line Through An Industry-Academia Cooperation Project, Sooah Choi Jan 2018

Re-Interpretation Of An Athleisure Young Casual Wear Line Through An Industry-Academia Cooperation Project, Sooah Choi

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Given the demands of practical education, today’s design education programs focus more on various industry–academia cooperation projects. Especially in the fashion design industry, professionals need to be aware of the current trends while students must be more eligible and closer to an entry-level designer who is able to perform immediately upon graduation. This case study is an industry–academia cooperation project which that served as one of the graduate fashion stages in a university in South Korea in 2016. It is a re-interpretation of an athleisure young casual wear line “Tate Like” from the Tate brand.

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Omnichannel Innovation Lab: Incorporating Design Thinking Into A Merchandising Course, Minjeong Kim Jan 2018

Omnichannel Innovation Lab: Incorporating Design Thinking Into A Merchandising Course, Minjeong Kim

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This paper illustrates how the Human-Centered Design (HCD) approach (aka. design thinking) was incorporated in the existing merchandising course to foster creativity among students. The five key learning objectives of the Omnichannel Innovation Lab course included; (1) gain a deep understanding of omnichannel retailing, (2) develop ethnographic research skills to gain an empathetic understanding of consumer needs, (3) apply the design thinking process, (4) develop omnichannel innovations and (5) improve collaboration skills.


A University And Community Partnership For Enhancing Rural Business Performance And Sustainability: The Iowa Retail Initiative, Linda S. Niehm, Jessica L. Hurst, Hui Tan Nov 2015

A University And Community Partnership For Enhancing Rural Business Performance And Sustainability: The Iowa Retail Initiative, Linda S. Niehm, Jessica L. Hurst, Hui Tan

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Rural communities and businesses are in need of fresh approaches aimed at enhancing business and community growth, entrepreneurship, resilient response to change, and sustainability. To address the need for a more coordinated approach to rural retail business assistance, we proposed and received significant funding for a university-community partnership model called the Iowa Retail Initiative (IRI). The IRI unites university researchers, faculty, Extension professionals, students, and community partners to fulfill the university’s land grant vision of combining science, technology, and creativity to improve the quality of life in Iowa by creating thriving rural communities.


The Needs For Interdisciplinary Collaborations For Preparing Future Fashion Technocrats, Deepika Raj, Jung Ha-Brookshire Nov 2015

The Needs For Interdisciplinary Collaborations For Preparing Future Fashion Technocrats, Deepika Raj, Jung Ha-Brookshire

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

As many new startups and well-established companies are coming up with WT products, there is a need for employees trained from interdisciplinary fields to satisfy the unique work demands of such firms. New technologies, such as WT and 3D printing, can play a huge role in the fashion industry. Therefore, to prepare students for these work requirements, curricula in fashion-related schools and universities will have to be updated. However, there is a huge gap in the literature to understand the interactions between apparel designers and technology engineers. To address this issue, the objectives of this research were to explore: (a ...


The Market Day Simulation: Collaboration Through Experience, Courtney Cothren, Kirsteen Buchanan, Monica Mcmurry Nov 2015

The Market Day Simulation: Collaboration Through Experience, Courtney Cothren, Kirsteen Buchanan, Monica Mcmurry

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Today’s graduates need skills that transcend traditional job descriptions combining interpersonal skills and the abilities to build relationships with business partners. A key component of many job advertisements are that the applicant be “a team player.” Our Market Day project gives students needed experiences that imitate the partnerships they will build in their future career endeavors.


Embedding Socially Responsible Practices Within And Across The Curriculum: Where We Have Been And What's Next—An Esrap Panel, Connie Ulasewicz Nov 2015

Embedding Socially Responsible Practices Within And Across The Curriculum: Where We Have Been And What's Next—An Esrap Panel, Connie Ulasewicz

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Educators for Socially Responsible Apparel Businesses (ESRAB) was founded in 1999 with the emphasis on increasing awareness and impact of the research and teaching of faculty engaged with social responsibility topics. Our session began with an overview of ESRAB’s 15 year history, highlighting how it’s members led numerous special sessions that convened faculty and graduate students from over 90 colleges and universities around the globe. Panel members highlighted how their fellow faculty members and graduate students engage with ESRAB’s initiatives and share a passion about social responsibility issues in our industry, and a desire to help create ...


Making Connections: Linking Course Concepts With Industry Practices Through Pinterest, Michelle L. Childs, Jennifer Yurchisin Nov 2015

Making Connections: Linking Course Concepts With Industry Practices Through Pinterest, Michelle L. Childs, Jennifer Yurchisin

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

In a foundational consumer behavior in fashion class, using Fowler’s (2013) procedure as a guideline, the project was implemented by first assigning students into groups and were instructed to create a group board on Pinterest, where only their group members and the instructor could view and have access to (a.k.a. a secret board on Pinterest). A Pinterest board, similar to a bulletin board, is a medium where students can create a collage by importing various images from anywhere online. In this project, the purpose of using the Pinterest board was to provide an outlet where students could ...


Color-Coding Rubrics For Increased Effectiveness, Sherry Schofield Nov 2015

Color-Coding Rubrics For Increased Effectiveness, Sherry Schofield

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The goal of this exploratory study was to investigate if color coding the scores on an evaluation rubric had any effects on 1) the students’ perceptions of the rubric, and 2) their performance on self-assessments. Although the use of a color-coding system on rubrics has been used previously, primarily for K-12 students, the system used a different color for each concept or component of the rubric, rather than using color as a visual cue for student performance.


Utilizing University-Based Enterprise To Foster Industry-Academia Collaboration In The Field Of Product Development, Mun-Young Kim, Hyun-Jin Cho, Eunah Yoh Nov 2015

Utilizing University-Based Enterprise To Foster Industry-Academia Collaboration In The Field Of Product Development, Mun-Young Kim, Hyun-Jin Cho, Eunah Yoh

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

University-based enterprise (UBE) system has been adopted and implemented in diverse fields focusing on practice-based learning. The aim of the presentation is to introduce the UBE system integrated into product development course and active collaborations with regional government and other companies to enhance students’ practical abilities. Presented are the UBE system and two cases utilizing the system for product development education.


Visual Reflections For Visual Merchandising, Ashley Hasty Nov 2015

Visual Reflections For Visual Merchandising, Ashley Hasty

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Reflection activities are generally regarded as an essential part of service-learning. Reflection activities can take many forms, the most traditional of which is to write thoughts about an experience, sometimes in response to prompts. For a visual merchandising class, it can be difficult to understand reflections referencing a visual display that does not accompany the written reflection. VoiceThread is a tool that allows students to share and discuss documents, presentations, images, audio files, and videos. Students in my visual merchandising class completed a window display, uploaded an image of the completed display, and recorded reflections (responses to a list of ...


Funding And Forming New Interdisciplinary Collaborations: The Development Of Iowa State University's Masters Program In Historic Preservation, Diane Al Shihabi, Mikesch Muecke, Arvid Osterberg Nov 2014

Funding And Forming New Interdisciplinary Collaborations: The Development Of Iowa State University's Masters Program In Historic Preservation, Diane Al Shihabi, Mikesch Muecke, Arvid Osterberg

Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities Conference Proceedings

For the past two years, five departments in ISU’s College of Design collaborated with the University’s Provost, the College’s Dean, Iowa businesses, and Iowa’s Main Street program to visualize and finance an interdisciplinary masters program in Historic Preservation. With the first phase of implementation complete this breakout session reviews a study that examines 1) how university programs in the arts and applied arts can collaborate with regional businesses and existing governmental agencies to secure external funding and 2) the key characteristics and essential strategies of a successful interdisciplinary and cross disciplinary collaboration.


Models For Interdisciplinarity And Interdepartmental Collaboration, Kate Hewson, Norma Saldivar, Sherry Wagner-Henry Nov 2014

Models For Interdisciplinarity And Interdepartmental Collaboration, Kate Hewson, Norma Saldivar, Sherry Wagner-Henry

Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities Conference Proceedings

The Arts Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has been fostering interdisciplinary arts collaborations for 15 years through academic and outreach programs. In this breakout session, we’ll share some of our most successful programs and introduce new initiatives, including: the Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program, the Arts Business Initiative, Communicating Science, Entertainment and Digital Technology, Image Lab (the Wisoncisn Institutes for Discovery), and Games, Learning and Society (GLS).


A Conversation On Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Ivica Ico Bukvic, Elaine Martyn, William Sherman, Srinija Srinivasan Feb 2014

A Conversation On Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Ivica Ico Bukvic, Elaine Martyn, William Sherman, Srinija Srinivasan

Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities Conference Proceedings

An engaging panel conversation on interdisciplinary collaboration


Conference Program, Lauren Fretz Thompson Jan 2014

Conference Program, Lauren Fretz Thompson

Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities Conference Proceedings

The a2ru Emerging Creatives Student Conference served students of all disciplines with an interest in crossing creative boundaries and actualizing collaborative projects. As a convocation of students from a2ru partner universities across the country, the conference focused on providing the inspiration and tools needed to help this group of emerging creatives develop, execute, and sustain new interdisciplinary collaborative endeavors. The conference was extraordinarily successful.