Putting Empathy Back in Design: The Purple Dress Project

dc.contributor.author Hasty, Ashley
dc.contributor.author Christiansen, Deb
dc.date 2018-10-19T02:39:46.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T05:29:39Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T05:29:39Z
dc.date.issued 2013-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>The first step in the design thinking process, according to the Stanford School of Design, is “empathize.” In a document provided by Stanford d.school describing their design-thinking methods, they say “empathy is the foundation of a human-centered design process” (Bootcamp Bootleg, 2013). Fashion design television shows such as Fashion Star and Project Runway are attempting to put empathy back into the center of the design process, albeit sometimes a weak attempt. On the episode of Fashion Star that aired on March 22, 2013, designers were asked to design a look for plus-sized women (Dudynsky, 2013). This was an excellent opportunity for designers to empathize with a customer category often disregarded. If the designers did observe, engage with, or immerse themselves in the plus-sized culture, the show made no attempt to relay that information to the viewer.</p>
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dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/50243
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings
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dc.subject.disciplines Fashion Business
dc.subject.disciplines Fashion Design
dc.subject.keywords design
dc.subject.keywords empathy
dc.subject.keywords draping
dc.subject.keywords pedagogy
dc.title Putting Empathy Back in Design: The Purple Dress Project
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