The resource paradigm of fashion // Part 1 (only exchange students) (EN)2019/2020
THE RESOURCE PARADIGM OF FASHION // Part 1 has a theoretical foundation, and the student is challenged to have a critical look at the fashion industry's handling of resources related to product solutions, production methods, processes, systems and consumption patterns. The student gains insights and understanding of future trends and drivers and learns to develop future scenarios, a concept and a design brief to meet the current and future needs in relation to transformative resource development. Focus will be on new directions and opportunities for the industry, in the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and future drivers such as new technologies, innovative material solutions, new forms of production, human resources, animal welfare, etc.Knowledge
The student acquires knowledge, skills and competencies that will enable them to challenge product solutions, production methods, processes, systems including consumption patterns, and to clarify the social, environmental and economic consequences and capabilities of the design solution globally as well as locally.
As part of the module, the student hands in and presents the defined assignments. Focus will also be on the student's learning process and the accompanied documentation throughout the module.
•ethics and sustainability
•industry and company
•market and user
The graduate can:Competences
•reflect on and argue in favour of relevant theories and methods
•analyse and translate trends into useable inspiration for design development
•identify and decode cultures by means of relevant theories
•use trend theories for clarification of consumption patterns and forecasting
•communicate globally on product and concept-related topics
•present design/concept and argue in favour of opt-ins and opt-outs using a strategic approach
•analyse and evaluate the current industry and market conditions and organise the design development accordingly
•conduct target group analyses and/or stakeholder analysis
•engage in professional and interdisciplinary cooperation with internal and external stakeholders within the value chain
The graduate can:
•manage development-oriented assignments in design and innovation
•work with design based on an analytical and reflective approach and target a concept, company or organisation
•handle trend and culture analyses when arguing for opt-ins and opt-outs during the design process
•pick up on the spirit of the times and adapt this to users’ present and future needs
•present a design/concept and argue for opt-ins and opt-outs based on a strategic approach
•transform and use trend and market analyses for design and product development
- Type of instruction and
practical application of learning objectives
Teaching is a combination of presentations, exercises/assignments and project work based on a hands-on approach.
- Subject/module requirement for
Equipment needed to participate
The student is expected to bring a laptop with the Adobe Illustrator program installed.
The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)Prerequisites for access to the examinationSpecialisation module 2 includes 2 mandatory activities
The student is required to hand in their concept and design brief (1) at the end of the module which will be evaluated in class together with the teacher. In addition, the student must also hand in a process book (2) at the end of the module which will be evaluated in class together with the lecturer and peers. Students who do not participate in the final oral presentation must instead hand in a written/visual substitute assignment in order to meet the mandatory requirement.Exam in one or more subjectsType of examCombined written and oral examinationType of assignmentThe assignment takes as its starting point a specialisation-specific keyword, which will be disclosed at the start of the exam period. Based on the key word, the student formulates a problem which they will elaborate on in a free written paper which must include methods, processes and analyses. During the exam period, the student must carry out empirical work, the analysis of which must form part of the written paper and be further elaborated on at the oral exam.
During the exam period, the student develops a solution and prepares a presentation both of which they will bring along to the oral exam. The solution may be material and/or immaterial. However, it is important that the solution is oriented towards the specialisation and the profession that the student is training for. The quality of the solution should be such as is to be expected of a professional bachelor in Design and Business. There must always be consistency in the corelation between the type of solution, its quality and the professional standard and learning objectives of the line of specialisation.Formal requirementsThe scope of the written paper is 5 standard pages +/-10%. The written paper must, as a minimum, include:
• Table of contents
• Problem formulation
• Source listIndividual exam or group examIndividualExam languagesEnglishDurationThe oral exam has a duration of 30 minutes. 10 minutes are set aside for the presentation by the student. Another 10 minutes are set aside for a professional dialogue, and finally, the last 10 minutes are set aside for a discussion of the student’s performance, and marking.Permitted exam aidsThe student may bring their own notes provided that a copy is handed to the examiner and the co-examiner at the oral exam.Type of evaluation7-point grading scaleExaminersExternal censureExam criteriaKnowledge
• trend theory
• anthropological method
• cultures and the history of ideas and sciences
• design theory and semiotics
• argumentation strategy
• future analysis
• innovation processes
• technology and
• communication and rhetoric.
• identify and assess trends and phenomena in relation to trend and social theory and in a historical context
• apply an anthropological approach to the collection of relevant data
• draw up design briefs on the basis of research and data processing
• communicate trends, fashion and lifestyle, in writing and orally
• handle, transform and communicate knowledge visually
• apply innovative approaches to problem solving
• identify the potential for new markets and solutions based on an assessment of the trend and the development of the market
• communicate complex, well-argued and well-documented professional issues across cultures within the field of design, lifestyle and innovation.
• work strategically and innovatively - independently and in cooperation with others
• handle development-oriented assignments in design and idea generation
• manage the development and optimisation of an organisation's communication strategy
• communicate in accordance with a given company's identity and brand and
• prepare written and oral future analytical presentations based on ideological and cultural and theoretical analyses.
- Preliminary literature list
This is a preliminary literature list. A final literature list will be provided in connection with study start.Will be published on Fronter
In the subject The resource paradigm of fashion // Part 1 (only exchange students) (EN) you will receive 41 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 55 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 30% of your total workload for the subject.
The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: project presentation, exercises, project work.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: preparation for the exam, exam, reading your own notes, reading the curriculum.
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*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances