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Design PhD conference 2011

  1. 1. E-co-textiles: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digitalconsumer culture?Design PhD Conference 2011 Friday 1st July 2011! Jen Ballie PhD Student Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of the Arts, London Email: hello@jenballie.com www.jenballie.com
  2. 2. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? Contents! CONTENTS PhD overview - WHAT? WHY? WHO? Methods & Process - HOW? The Challenges The Results - what is my original contribution? Re ections & advice Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  3. 3. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? PhD Overview! Research Questions E-co-Textile Design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? co-design, digital media, sustainability 1. How can co-design be de ned and applied through textile design practice? 2. How can digital technology be used to enable and support co-design practice? 3. How can co-design methods be applied through workshops and how will this change pedagogy and practice? 4. Can this research identify new ways to practice and teach that have social, environmental and economic bene ts? 5. How will technology impact and in uence the way we practice and teach textile design in the future, what new markets will be created? Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  4. 4. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? PhD Overview! Over Consumption The Fashion Industry is worth an estimated £300 billion positioning it as the 6th largest global industry. • Each year UK fashion consumers spend an average £23 billion (2 million tonnes of clothing) • 1/5 of these purchases are within the fast/discount sector (characterised by low cost, short lifetimes garments) • 1.2 million tonnes of these purchases are sent to land ll. The Sustainable Clothing Roadmap (2009) Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  5. 5. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? PhD Overview! "I believe a desirable life depends on our deliberately choosing a life of action, over a life of consumption, on our engendering a life style that will allow us to be spontaneous, independent, yet related to each other, rather than maintaining a lifestyle which only allows us to produce and consume.” Ivan Illich (1973) Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  6. 6. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? PhD Overview!Workshop Title: Old is the New Black / Date: July - Dec 2010 / Location: Fashion Footprints Exhibition, Devon www.oldisthenewblack.org What is the role of the designer? “By habit, we make user-friendly stuff – so simple that we never let users know how it works or what the true cost is. But we need to design agency and involvement. We need to design for inclusion, repair, co- innovation, and to involve many more stakeholders as agents and actors” Dr Otto von Busch (2010) Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  7. 7. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? PhD Overview! Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs “People need not only the need to obtain things, they need above all, the freedom to make things among which they can live, to give shape to them according to their own tastes, and to put them to use in caring for and about others....” Illich (1973) Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  8. 8. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? PhD Overview!Collaborative Consumption and the Creative Consumer“Design not only has to sell itself in the wider world of things but needs to develop relationships with consumers.”How might we become better owners? Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  9. 9. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? PhD Overview! The Digital Consumer “Gen Y were Born between 1977-84 and currently spend $150 billion a year on consumer goods. That’s five times more than their parents did at their age. They also influence another $50 billion in purchases made by others. Their profound influence in the market place is directly linked to their familiarity with digital media.” L2 Lab Generation Next Forum (2010) Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  10. 10. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? Methods & Process! Designing in Beta...Tools For Conviviality“Designers have been traditionally know as aesthetic finishers of ideas... Rather than serving as the reproductiveorgan of a consumer society, the designer mindset needs to be cultivated to create new methods and tools whichenable people to become empowered and willing to actively contribute to the design of their life and community.”Ivan Illich (1973) Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  11. 11. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? Methods & Process! Designing in Beta...Tools For Conviviality“Designers have been traditionally know as aesthetic finishers of ideas... Rather than serving as the reproductiveorgan of a consumer society, the designer mindset needs to be cultivated to create new methods and tools whichenable people to become empowered and willing to actively contribute to the design of their life and community.”Ivan Illich (1973) Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  12. 12. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? Methods & Process! 1. “Co-creativity requires that one believes that all people are creative. This is not a commonly accepted belief...” 2. “When we acknowledge that different levels of creativity exist, it becomes evident that we need to learn how to offer relevant experiences to facilitate people’s expression of creativity at all levels” Liz Sanders | Make Tools (2011) Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  13. 13. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? Methods & Process! “The notion of participatory design has the potential to identify a new role for the fashion consumer that aims to promote sustainability by shifting from global to local, from consuming to making and from illusion to imagination.” Dr Kate Fletcher (2008) Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  14. 14. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? Methods & Process! Project 1: The Shared Scarf Project 1 Public Interaction 2 Pilot 6 5 3 1. co-design workshop 2. co-design workshop 3. co-design workshop 4. co-design workshop 5. market stall - DESIGNERS|MAKERS 4 6. interactive exhibition - Future Everything 2011 Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  15. 15. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? Methods & Process!The Democratisation of Design“When the high cost of prototyping can be diffused very widely, the result democratises the opportunity to create.”Eric Von Hippel (2008) Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  16. 16. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? Methods & Process!Workshop: Exploration of App’s / Date: Jan- ongoing 2011 / Locations: London / Scotland / Sweden Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  17. 17. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? Methods & Process! A Play between the Hand & Digital Quick and Dirty Prototyping low delity prototypes hand drawing or embroidery samples are scanned and digitally manipulated, they are then printed and re-worked by hand Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  18. 18. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? Methods & Process! Developing Design Games Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  19. 19. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? Methods & Process! Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  20. 20. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? Methods & Process! Public interaction Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  21. 21. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? Methods & Process! online interaction www.thesharedscarfproject.com Twitter @sharedscarves Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  22. 22. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? Methods & Process! Think Make Style Share Design Thinking Re- ne concept Tweet Tags Brainstorming Quick & Dirty Prototyping think about how it will be used? Blog / website Cultural Probes scenarios Community Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  23. 23. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? Methods & Process! Capturing data from di erent perspectives Auto-Documentation A disposable camera and ip camera are placed in the middle of the table and all participants are encouraged to take turns capturing data. This captures and collects data from their viewpoint. Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  24. 24. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? Methods & Process! Creating a Shared Space “Design spaces are where we take turns telling stories, making storyboards, and building prototypes... Sometimes we take a prototype and create a storyboard around it; other times, we do a sketch that gets us to building another model. All our discussions are facilitated by either prototypes or the sketches or the storyboards.” Rheinfrank (2000) Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  25. 25. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? Methods & Process! Project 2: DRESS UP/DOWNload 1 Public Interaction 1 Pilot 3 4 OPEN DESIGN SPACE 2 1. co-design workshop 4 2. co-design workshop via skype 3. online interaction 4. interactive showcase / workshop Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  26. 26. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? Methods & Process! www.dressupdownload.com Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  27. 27. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? Methods & Process!Pilot - running test sessions and producing prototypes www.dressupdownload.com Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  28. 28. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? Methods & Process! Pilot - running test sessions and producing prototypes Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  29. 29. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? Challenges!“If I had asked people what they wanted they would have asked for a faster horse.”Henry Ford Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  30. 30. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? Challenges!Designing in Beta: open design“Essentially everything should be delivered in beta... we should always look at things as unfinished as that’s the only way wecan improve them...It’s an improvised way of working - put it out there and see if it worksIt is about having the opportunity and ability to access and change things - it’s the ultimate form of collaboration...”Betahaus: Open Design City (2011) Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  31. 31. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? Challenges! Collaboration & Meta-design “Creativity can be exercised in two manners: team creativity and individual creativity. The key is finding a collaborative rhythm that incorporates both. A good rhythm looks a bit like playing the concertina, alternating between expression and impression - working seperately, then working together. “ Neumeier (2011) Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  32. 32. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? Challenges!The Speed of Technology“Technology used to dominate innovation. Today, technology is everywhere and accessible to all. Design is farmore important to innovation than technology.Within the marketplace, the Gen Y cultural preference translates into what I call the “iPhonisation of service”.Young people want service delivered over Facebook or iPhone or MySpace where they can instantly access it,share it, change it and use it. “Nussbaum (2010) Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  33. 33. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? Challenges! Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  34. 34. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? The Results! Building a shared space Who are tomorrow’s consumers? What will future ‘fast fashion’ experiences be? Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  35. 35. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? The Results! Building a Platform “The information age has been hailed are the successor to the industial age, but the true gift of digital invention is not information. It’s collaboration. We have barely scratched the surface of how intranet sites can mediate the process of working together. “ Neumeier (2011) Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  36. 36. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? The Results! So what? What is your original contribution and how do you present it? Written Thesis Portfolio of practice A tool kit A series of scenarios / business models to illustrate “how-to” Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  37. 37. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? Reflections!Transforming Knowledge GODS: Glee of delight SODS: Sigh of despair Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  38. 38. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? Reflections! Sketchnotes: Visual Note taking Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  39. 39. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? Reflections! Knowledge Swatches Knowledge Swatch Method: Hazel White & Mdes students 2008-present! Document talks, presentations, exhibitions, workshops, seminars, tutorials, etc... Archive and Organise your research as you go. Share and connect Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  40. 40. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? Reflections! Building a Support Network Identify your peers and support each other Through TFRC we do presentations via skype, PhD seminars and events. But identify and connect with peers beyond your institution/ research centre Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  41. 41. E-co-textile design: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digital consumer culture? Reflections! Passion & Conviction You need to be the driving force behind your PhD Your energy and enthusiasm really drives you forward Jen Ballie PhD Student, University of the Arts London. Design PhD Conference July 2011
  42. 42. E-co-textiles: How can a textile design practice sustainably in uence an emerging digitalconsumer culture?Design PhD Conference 2011 Friday 1st July 2011! Jen Ballie PhD Student Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of the Arts, London Email: hello@jenballie.com www.jenballie.com

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