ICT Literacy in Fashion
ICT Literacy in Fashion
Association of College & Research Libraries. (2008). Guidelines, standards, and frameworks. http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/
- Key terms: fashion, apparel, costume, clothing, decorative arts, fabric, fiber, textiles, visual literacy
- Arts / Design
- Arts / FiberArts / Theatre
- Business / MarketingAcademic Support Services/ ICT literacy
- Academic Support Services/Library and Information Services
- http://fitnyc.libguides.com/ Fashion Institute of Technology
- http://libguides.niu.edu/content.php?pid=168834&sid=1421545 Northern Illinois University textiles, apparel and merchandising
- http://libguides.uwstout.edu/apparel University of Wisconsin-Stout articles, references, statistics, standards, websites
- http://libmma.org/portal/the-art-of-fashion-research-guide/ Metropolitan Museum of Art research guide on the art of fashion
- http://libguides.dickinson.edu/c.php?g=103762&p=673556 Dickinson University images and visual literacy: images in databases
- http://berkeleycollege.libguides.com/content.php?pid=498327&sid=4097494 Berkeley College Fashion Forecasting course guide, including information literacy tools and resources
- http://guides.library.cornell.edu/c.php?g=32378&p=203948 Cornell University Visual Thinking for Fashion Design
- http://guides.lib.ucdavis.edu/fashion UC Davis fashion and costume
- http://guides.library.ucla.edu/costume UCLA fashion and costume
- http://libguides.geneseo.edu/c.php?g=212661&p=1403638 State University of New York at Genesco databases, collections, ICT
- http://libguides.library.kent.edu/c.php?g=278036&p=1853675 Kent State University history, museums, databases and websites
- http://uri.libguides.com/costume University of Rhode Island custom history, references, articles, primary resources, websites
- http://libguides.ramapo.edu/content.php?pid=299154&sid=2453481 Ramapo College of New Jersey history of costume and fashion, including visual literacy
- http://guides.lib.uni.edu/content.php?pid=534314&sid=4394822 University of Northern Iowa digital collection
- http://library.fontbonne.edu/fashion Fontbonne University articles, multimedia, museums, organizations, industry tour videos, branding, sustainability, research help and tutorials
- http://libguides.bgsu.edu/c.php?g=227109&p=1505394 and http://libguides.bgsu.edu/ampd Bowling Green State University industry information, consumer research, ICT
- http://guides.library.appstate.edu/apparel-textile-merchandising Appalachian University industry and consumer information, trade publications and websites, ICT
- http://csulb.libguides.com/FMD CSULB periodicals, media, websites, references, research skills
- http://libguides.csufresno.edu/fm CSU Fresno industry data, analysis and plans; articles, citations
- http://lib.colostate.edu/research/design/ Colorado State University links to associations, museums, employment, designers, images, ethnic dress, preservation, periodicals
- http://guides.library.illinois.edu/c.php?g=348081 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign textiles periodicals, history, research, criticism, techniques, reference
- http://libguides.uwstout.edu/textiles University of Wisconsin-Stout articles, references, statistics, standards, websites
- http://researchguides.library.wisc.edu/c.php?g=177904&p=1169001 University of Wisconsin-Madison ICT, periodicals, websites, industry, organizations, history, design, fiber, images
- http://libguides.scu.edu.au/teched_textiles Southern Cross University textiles journals, references, videos, ICT, courses
- http://info.library.okstate.edu/c.php?g=152000&p=998896 Oklahoma State University museums and research institutes, organizations, references
- http://libguides.wellesley.edu/fashion Wellesley periodicals and websites
- http://guides.nscad.ca/textiles NSCAD industry sites, resources, and intellectual property
- http://libguides.kpu.ca/c.php?g=183890&p=1212595 Kwantlen Polytechnic University reference, periodicals, film, history and trends, manufacturing, sustainability, intellectual property
OTHER WEBSITES and ARTICLES:
- Anwar, S., & Mathew, S. K. An Exploratory study for effective integration of ict in fashion design education of India: A Delphi approach. IOSR Journal of Research & Method in Education, 4(1), 13-17. http://www.iosrjournals.org/iosr-jrme/papers/Vol-4 Issue-1/Version-4/C04141317.pdf
- Clancy, N. (2017). Exploring the use of social media for apparel design education (Order No. 10607933). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global: The Humanities and Social Sciences Collection. (2056484727).
- Grasser, H. I. (2011). From art to artefact: meaning-making processes across the three major subjects in a Diploma in Fashion. OpenUCT. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12012
- Leos, M. (2014). Mispronouncing haute couture: A teacher’s journey through the literacies of fashion. Doctoral dissertation. Texas Tech University. http://repositories.tdl.org/ttu-ir/handle/2346/58944
- Smal, D., & Lavelle, C. (2011). Developing a discourse in fashion design: what is research for fashion design? Design Education Forum of Southern Africa. http://hdl.handle.net/10210/10676
- Walczak, D. A., Reuter, M. E., & Sammet, D. L. (2009). A program for introducing information literacy to applied art and design students. Communications in Information Literacy, 3(2), 193-203. http://eduscapes.com/instruction/articles/walczak.pdfDECA
- Fashion Merchandising Promotion Plan http://www.deca.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/HS_FMP_Guidelines.pdf
- Frazier, B. J., & Cheek, W. K. (2005). Fashion industry career matrix: encouraging students to explore fashion-related careers. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 23(4), 375-384.
- Hart, C., Stachow, G. B., Farrell, A. M., & Reed, G. (2007). Employer perceptions of skills gaps in retail: Issues and implications for UK retailers. International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, 35(4), 271-288. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09590550710736201
- Merskin, D. (2004). Reviving lolita?: A media literacy examination of sexual portrayals of girls in fashion advertising. The American Behavioral Scientist, 48(1), 119-129. http://www.sjsu.edu/people/natalie.boero/courses/80sec1/s3/Lolita-1.pdf
- Nixon, N. W., & Blakley, J. (2012). Fashion thinking: Towards an actionable methodology. Fashion Practice, 4(2), 153-175. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.2752/175693812X13403765252262
- Skov, L. (2010). Sustainability in fashion. London, England: Openwear. http://openwear.org/data/files/Openwear e-book final.pdf
- Yoo, J. J., & MacDonald, N. M. (2014). Developing 21st century process skills through project design. Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences, 106(3), 22-27.
- Young, H., Kwon, W., & Lennon, S. J. (2007). Online visual merchandising (VMD) of apparel web sites. Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, 11(4), 477-493. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13612020710824553
- Batra, M., Marcketti, S. B., & Ratute, A. (2011). Multimedia in the university textiles and clothing classes. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 103(3), 45–46.
- Fernandez-Stark, K., Frederick, S., & Gereffi, G. (2011). The apparel global value chain. Durham, NC: Duke Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness. http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.233.1379&rep=rep1&type=pdf
- Gelderblom, A., Collewet, M., de Jong, J. M., de Jong, N., van der Zee, F. A., Enzing, C., ... & Vermeulen, S. (2012). Assessment of impacts of NMP technologies and changing industrial patterns on skills and human resources. Rotterdam: SEOR and Technopolis, on behalf of the European Commission. http://collections.internetmemory.org/haeu/20140421120146/http://ec.europa.eu/research/industrial_technologies/pdf/nmp-skills-report_en.pdf
- Homlong, S. (2006). The language of textiles: Description and judgement on textile pattern composition. Doctoral dissertation, Uppsala University. http://www.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2:169122&dswid=topdog
- Homlong, S. (2013). Like or dislike: Aesthetic judgements on textile patterns. In The 2nd International Conference for Design Education Researchers, 14-17 May 2013, Oslo, Norway (pp. 731-742). http://www.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2:624982&dswid=topdog
- Lau, K. W., Kan, C. W., & Lee, P. Y. (2017). Doing textiles experiments in game-based virtual reality: A design of the Stereoscopic Chemical Laboratory (SCL) for textiles education. International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 34(3), 242–258.
- Pasricha, A., & Kadolph, S. J. (2009). Millennial generation and fashion education: A discussion on agents of change. International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education, 2(2-3), 119-126.
- Sinclair, R. (2015). Dorcas legacies, Dorcas futures: Textile legacies and the formation of identities in ‘habitus’ spaces. Craft Research, 6(2), 209-222.
- Sini, R. sini. riikonen@helsinki. f., & Pirita, S.-H. pirita. seitamaa-hakkarainen@helsinki. f. (2018). A multi-method case study of textile craft-design applications – usability and effects on the design process. Art, Design & Communication in Higher Education, 17(2), 217–236.
- Strimel, G. J., Morehouse, A., Bartholomew, S. R., Swift, C., & Woessner, J. (2019). Integrating computational thinking through wearable technologies and programmable e-textiles. Technology & Engineering Teacher, 78(8), 16–19.
LEARNING ACTIVITIES IDEA STARTERS:
- Ask students to create a timeline of a fashion element (e.g., pants, shoes).
- Ask students to use drawing or image editing software to make variations of a fashion design.
- Ask students to research trends in sewing patterns over time, ideally using primary sources (e.g., http://memory.loc.gov).
- Ask students to research how computer programming has impacted fashion design (e.g., http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zx98mp3).
- Ask students to research the fashion design industry relative to possible gendered roles; ask them to note changes over time.
- Ask students to compare fashion design practices in different countries.
- Ask students to trace the career ladder of people in the fashion design industry.
- Ask students to research a garment manufacturer or a fashion “house” in terms of history, economics, styles, manufacturing, and marketing.
- Ask students to research the design, manufacturing, marketing, dissemination, and sales of a piece of clothing. Ask them to make a flowchart of that process.
- Ask students to research intellectual property law (both copyright and patents/trademarks) as it applies to fashion.
- Ask students to interview personnel in different jobs within the fashion industry.
- Ask students to research the total cost of a garment, from growing the fiber (e.g., sheep, flax) to its processing, including all manufacturing/production costs, marketing and sales.
- Ask students to research the same topic in two database aggregators (e.g., ABI/INFORM, Art Full Text), and compare the process and results.
- Ask students to research the history of technology as it impacts fashion merchandising.
- Ask students to develop a video about one aspect of fashion merchandising.
- Ask students to critique fashion advertisements in terms of body image.
- Ask students to critique fashion advertisement in terms of diversity: age, gender (and their roles), ethnicity, physical differences including disabilities.
- Ask students to analyze fashion advertisements over time using primary sources (e.g., http://memory.loc.gov).
- Ask students to identify, and find examples of, all the mathematics involved in fashion merchandizing.
- Ask students to critique movies (e.g., Pret a Porter, The Devil Wears Prada, http://www.complex.com/style/2012/12/10-fashion-documentaries-you-need-to-see/) about fashion merchandising in terms of their realism and “image.”
- Ask students to research the history of fashion logos.
- Ask students to create a virtual museum exhibit about an aspect of fashion history.
- Ask students to compare traditional costumes around the world.
- Ask students to investigate the history of fashion illustration using primary sources (e.g., the Library of Congress’s American Memory collections: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html).
- Ask students to create a virtual exhibition of fashion of one period (e.g., Elizabethan era, Edwardian period, World War II) as depicted in film and television over the years (e.g., Mary of Scotland, 1936; Mary Queen of Scots, 1971; Reign, 2015).
- Ask students to conduct a content analysis of a costume museum website (e.g., http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/19/living/fashion-museums/), and then compare analyses. Aspects of analysis may include time periods; diversity of age, sex, class; presentation (mannequin with or without body parts; alone or in a group, etc.), setting (decontextualized, background image, props, etc.).
- Ask students to create a timeline that traces theatrical costume styles for a theatrical genre (e.g., opera, comedy, musicals, Greek plays, Shakespearean plays, etc.).
- Ask students to research the cultural connotation of colors in different cultures.
- Ask students to research historical or cultural influences of contemporary fashion.
- Ask students to analyze the impact of movies on fashion.
- Ask students to research the impact of technology on fashion trends.
- Ask students to research the impact of fashion on technology (e.g., the Jacquard loom).
- Ask students to research wearable technology.
- Ask students to create an infographic about fashion.
- Ask students to create a timeline about of a fiber’s production methods (e.g., cotton).
- Ask students to create a virtual image museum / exhibition of weaving methods across cultures.
- Ask students to compare the styles and influences of two textile designers, possibly from different periods.
- Ask students to create a database of textile sources by type (e.g., animal, plan, mineral, synthetic) with their characteristics, production, application, and other factors.
- Ask students to create a flowchart that traces an example of a textile from its origin (e.g., plant, chemistry) through its manufacturing, and sales.
- Ask students to research the history of technology as it impacts textile manufacturing.
- Ask students to research the environmental impact of textile manufacturing.