Designer / customer relationships: what role do they play in contemporary Australian textile design?

Lynas, E 2013, 'Designer / customer relationships: what role do they play in contemporary Australian textile design?', in F. Paiva (ed.) Proceedings of International Conference On Design Research, DESIGNA 2012: In/Sustentabilidade - Un/Sustainability, Portugal, 22- 23 November 2012, pp. 203-211.


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Collection: Conference Papers

Title Designer / customer relationships: what role do they play in contemporary Australian textile design?
Author(s) Lynas, E
Year 2013
Conference name DESIGNA 2012
Conference location Portugal
Conference dates 22- 23 November 2012
Proceedings title Proceedings of International Conference On Design Research, DESIGNA 2012: In/Sustentabilidade - Un/Sustainability
Editor(s) F. Paiva
Publisher Universidade da Beira Interior
Place of publication Portugal
Start page 203
End page 211
Total pages 9
Abstract The slow design movement is encouraging designers to build stronger relationships between the designed artefact and the customer they design for. Together with design activism and design thinking, the new design paradigm is moving away from 'please and delight' product to emotionally durable design. With this shift in mind, the relationship and level of connectedness between designers and customers is critical and needs to be better understood. How do designers, specifically textile designers, operating in the commercial mass market sector 'connect' with their customer? How does this relationship contrast to niche market designer-makers? A series of interviews were undertaken with 6 Australian based textile designers as part of a larger ongoing research project that is investigating ways for textile designers to encourage more meaningful connections between people and material possessions. This paper examines and analyses the designer-customer relationship in reference to current academic literature on the topic of slow design and designer-customer relationships
Subjects Textile and Fashion Design
Keyword(s) textiles
design
sustainabilty
fashion
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