Considerate Design

Considerate Design challenges traditional design processes to develop personalised fashion products

The Concept

Considerate Design encompasses:

  • consideration of the entire life cycle of fashion products
  • the customisation of the products to the consideration of the end user
  • the efficient use of materials by minimising waste
  • the reduction of labour costs for assembly
  • localised ‘on demand’ production and fewer travel miles
  • greater longevity of products by meeting user needs

The project is structured as a portfolio of three sub projects which act as case studies for the overall aim: To develop a Considerate Design concept and test new design and production methods for creation of personalised fashion products.

Whilst the end products of every project diverge, there is common use of individual bodyscan data and rapid prototyping technology to derive a new methodology for each design process.

The project is part of the research initiative Designing for the 21st Century funded by the research councils AHRC and EPSRC.

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