Developing a Trend Analysis Instrument to Establish a Taxonomy of Digital Textile Printing Attributes for Costume and Theatrical Fashion Design Use
Since its introduction, the evolutionary use of digital technologies in fashion, textile, and costume design has led to significant changes in the appearances, processes, and pedagogies of these three related, yet distinct, disciplines. "Technological change is more than just procedural â€“ it requires or prompts conceptual shifts" (Joseph, Fraser, & Cie, 2010, p.4). When a new artistic language emerges, there is a need to define the aesthetic characteristics of the new art form. The purpose of developing a trend analysis instrument for determining digital textile printing attributes for costume and theatrical design use is useful to understand the conceptual design research of digital textile design. The trend analysis instrument, after verification and future testing, is potentially useful for any study that involves digital textile printing and can be useful to researchers, educators, and practitioners to further develop the new artistic language that is being formed digital textile printing.