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Design Driven Innovations workshop by Prof. Roberto Verganti 10-11/12/2015

The workshop focused on:

  • positioning design within theories of innovation
  • focusing on design as “innovation of meaning”, i.e. the creation of new experiences
  • understanding the role of technologies (and in particular material technologies) as enabler of new meaningful experiences
  • exploring the process for the creation of new meanings through technologies.

Roberto Verganti is Professor of Leadership and Innovation at Politecnico di Milano, where he teaches in the School of Management and the School of Design, and where he directs MaDe In Lab, the laboratory on the MAnagement of DEsign and INnovation.

“We come from the age of innovation; to be more precise, from the age of innovation of solutions. In the last decade companies have strengthened their capability to solve problems in novel ways. They have now methods and tools to create unprecedented numbers of ideas both from within their organizations (e.g. design thinking, innovation jams) and from outsiders (e.g. open innovation, crowdsourcing). Firms nowadays do not lack ideas. They are overwhelmed by ideas.” (Roberto Verganti)

The workshop was organized by FTF Fashion/Textile Futures research group in Aalto ARTS and VTT as part of the DWoC and Trash-2-Cash projects.

T2C project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 646226. DWoC is funded by Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation.

DIGItex 2013-2014

Projektin tavoitteena oli tutkia ja kehittää digitaaliseen tekstiilitulostamiseen liittyviä tuote- ja palveluliiketoimintaratkaisuja tulevaisuuden kestävän kehityksen vaatimusten mukaisiksi. Projektin tavoitteena oli myös kehittää uudenlaisia digitaaliseen tekstiilitulostamiseen perustuvia tuotesuunnitteluratkaisuja.
Yhteistyössä mukana Printscorpio, VTT, TTY, TAMK ja Aalto. Projektin rahoitti Tekes ja Printscorpio.

In DIGItex project new product-service-system concepts for digital textile printing was developed.

Sustainable and Innovative Fashion Seminar and Exhibitions 2013

International sustainable Fashion seminar and exhibition was organized in October 2013.

Presenters and programme;

Kate Fletcher, University of London, London College of Fashion
Alternative Fashion Systems and the Craft of Use

Colette Armstrong, Oklahoma State University USA
Fashion Services: Influences on Patronage

Lisbeth Svengren-Holm, University of Borås, The Swedish School of Textiles
Sustainability and Trust in Consumer-brand Relation in the Fashion Industry

Anika Kozlowski, Ryerson University Canada
Innovation for a Sustainable Fashion Industry: A Design Focused Approach

Cosette Armstrong, Oklahoma State University USA
Sustainability in Fashion Education in the U.S.: How to Catch a Moving Train

Anja-Lisa Hirscher and Alastair Fuad-Luke, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Exploring New Enterprise Models for Open Source Fashion and Half-way Products – Case Studies from Finland.

Kirsi Niinimäki, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Redirective Fashion Design for Sustainable Consumption

Based on the seminar following publication was written:
Niinimäki, K. (Ed.) (2014) Sustainable Fashion: New Approaches. Helsinki: Aalto ARTS Books. ISBN: 978-952-5572-5 https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/13769

Zero Waste Fashion and Zero Waste Pattern Cutting workshop 2012

The workshop was coordinated by Aalto University and funded by the Baltic Fashion project. The objective was to gain practical knowledge of an innovative technique, Zero Waste Pattern Cutting, which could provide new perspectives for fashion design, while also developing sustainable design practices. The workshop was led by fashion designer Holly McQuillan. The participants included teaching faculty, students and designers from partnering organisations of the Baltic Fashion Network. This blog, like the shared notes and pictures from a course, serves as a tool for participants, to be used either as teaching materials or in their design practice. It is a public site for sharing information with anyone who is interested, for inspiration and introductory knowledge into zero waste fashion and zero waste pattern cutting approaches.

https://zwpcworkshop.wordpress.com/