Advertisement

Functional Fashion and Co-creation for People with Disabilities

  • Bruna Brogin
  • Maria Lucia Leite Ribeiro Okimoto
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 824)

Abstract

There are annual inclusive fashion parades in Brazil, these encourage designers and student designers to develop collections with features that promote the accessibility, autonomy and high self-esteem of people with disabilities. The authors believe that participants face difficulties in developing these collections. The literature does not present methods that aid in this development. Through the application of questionnaires with 26 participants this research investigates if the fashion designers of these parades have difficulties in the development of inclusive and functional fashion; and asks if they believe that co-creation would be favorable in the development process of these products. It has been found that among the bigger difficulties of the designers are: the data collection with the users regarding accessibility and how to dress, the selection of trims, and the development of the patterns. The use of co-creation in a method that aid the development of functional fashion products was considered favorable for 88% of respondents.

Keywords

Functional and inclusive fashion Co-creation Difficulties in the fashion project 

References

  1. Brandt E, Binder T, Sanders EB-N (2012) Tools and techniques: ways to engage telling, making and enacting. Routledge international handbook of participatory design. In: Simonsen J, Robertson T (eds) Participatory design – a reference book, pp 145–181. Routledge, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  2. Burns LD, Mullet KK, Bryant NO (2011) The business of fashion: designing, manufacturing, and marketing, 2nd edn. Fairchild Publications, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  3. Gil AC (2002) Como elaborar projetos de pesquisa, 4th edn. Atlas, São PauloGoogle Scholar
  4. Gupta D (2011) Functional clothing: definition and classification. Indian J Fiber Text Res 36:321–326Google Scholar
  5. Hur E, Beverley K, Cassidy T (2013) Development of an ideation toolkit supporting sustainable fashion design and consumption. Res J Text Apparel 17(2):89–100CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Pazmino AV (2007) Uma reflexão sobre Design Social, Eco Design e Design Sustentável. In: Simpósio Brasileiro de Design Sustentável 2007, SBDS, vol. 1, pp 1–10. Simpósio Brasileiro de Design Sustentável, CuritibaGoogle Scholar
  7. Piqueras P (2013) A research to design clothes based on anthropometric and usability needs of wheelchair users. In: European congress on innovation on textiles for health care, ECITHC, pp 1–23. Gent-BelgicGoogle Scholar
  8. Sanders EB-N, Stappers PJ (2008) Co-creation and the new landscapes of design. CoDesign 4(1):5–18CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Secretariat for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of São Paulo (2012). Moda Inclusiva. Secretariat for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of São Paulo, São PauloGoogle Scholar
  10. Secretariat for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of São Paulo (2013). Moda Inclusiva. Secretariat for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of São Paulo, São PauloGoogle Scholar
  11. Secretariat for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of São Paulo (2014). Moda Inclusiva: Considerações e novidades no projeto de vanguarda da moda brasileira. Secretariat for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of São Paulo, São PauloGoogle Scholar
  12. Secretariat for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of São Paulo (2015). Moda Inclusiva: Aprendizado e consolidação da moda acessível. Secretariat for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of São Paulo, São PauloGoogle Scholar
  13. Secretariat for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of São Paulo (2016). Concurso de moda inclusiva edição internacional. Secretariat for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of São Paulo, São PauloGoogle Scholar
  14. Silva EL, Menezes EM (2005) Metodologia da pesquisa e elaboração de dissertação. 4nd edn, rev. atu. UFSC, FlorianópolisGoogle Scholar
  15. Spinuzzi C (2005) The methodology of participatory design. Appl Theory 52(2):163–174Google Scholar
  16. Von Hippel E (1998) Economics of product development by users: the impact of “Sticky” local information. Manage Sci 44(5):629–644CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruna Brogin
    • 1
  • Maria Lucia Leite Ribeiro Okimoto
    • 1
  1. 1.Federal University of ParanáCuritibaBrazil

Personalised recommendations