Credits: 3

Schedule: 29.10.2018 - 11.02.2019

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

kirsi.niinimaki@aalto.fi

annamari.vanska@aalto.fi

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

II-III

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course provides understanding of different forms of research-based knowledge and concepts that are used in support of fashion and textile design processes.

On completion of the course students should be able to:

1. Understand and explain the role of research-based knowledge in the creative process (e.g. in data collection, documentation, and reflexive self-evaluation)

2. Show ability to use research-based knowledge in their own design practice

3. Explain in written and textual form the use of research-based knowledge in their design practice

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

  • Overview of different forms of research-based knowledge in fashion and textiles
  • Overview of different ways of collecting and analyzing knowledge in different design processes and in creative practice
  • Understanding the role of research-based knowledge in design and creative processes

Details on the course content (applies in this implementation): 

There will be two main themes in the course

The autumn period will focus on following:

A)      How to document and write from your
own creative process

B)      How to contextualize your work

C)      How to construct knowledge in design

And the assigment for this period is; Construct a reflective journal

In the spring period the focus moves to user-centered approach and how to collect data

A)      Get to know some principles from UCD
and users world

B)      Understand how to collect
information from users and how to use that in a design process

And the assignment for this period is; Construct a research plan for data collection

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

  • Active participation in sessions. Regular attendance is required
  • Course assignments

Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 

Active participation in sessions is important for course evaluation (40%). Also course assignments are part of the evaluation (40%). Students will also evaluate their performance themselves at the end of the course, which forms part of the evaluation (20%).

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

81 h Total

24h participating in course sessions

20h reading course materials

27h documenting and writing own creative process

10 h Own reflection

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Selected reading delivered at the beginning of the course

Details on the course materials (applies in this implementation): 

Will be discussed with students.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0-5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

In WebOodi

Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation): 

Knowledge
making in fashion and textiles

 

Aim of the course
during autumn 2018

A)     
How to document and write from your own creative process

B)     
How to contextualize your work

C)     
How to construct knowledge in design

D)     
Construct a reflective journal

 

29.10

Course presentation,
classroom J302

 

10 .00 Learning
center, information retrieval
Harald Herlin
Learning Centre, room Eetu (213), second floor

 

Kirsi Niinimäki, Annamari Vänskä

 

Eila Rämö

5.11

Documenting and
reflecting creative process

Reflective Journal

Niinimäki

12.11

Context building,

exception for
classroom F101

Vänskä

15.11

Namkyu
Chun’s dissertation at 12.00-14.30 (ending time is an estimation)

Please be
there at 12.00 sharp

Not
obligatory

in Aalto Töölö
campus

Address
Runeberginkatu 14-16

in B-200
Nokia Hall

19.11

Practice-led  process

 

Constructive design
research (prototyping)

Hanna-Kaisa Korolainen

Julia Valle

Emmi Pouta

 

26.11

Texts session

Niinimäki, Vänskä

3.12

Text session

Vänskä

Aim of the course
during spring 2019

A)     
Get to know some principles from UCD and users world

B)     
Understand how to collect information from users and how to use that
in a design process

C)     
Construct a research plan for data collection

 

7.1

Reading assignment

 

14.1

Gender studies

Vänskä

21.1.

UCD, Emotional
design, focus group study Knowledge construction in design….

Essi Karell

Niinimäki

 

28.1

Open design

Co-design

Natalia Särmäkari

Anja Lisa Hirscher

4.2

Text session

Niinimäki

11.2

Text session

Niinimäki

 

 

 


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