Triads as a Means for Dialogue about Emotional Values in Textile Design

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In recent years the challenges for the textile industry have changed because of technological development and outsourcing. Present paper reports on a research project concerned with emotional values in textile design and how the designer can actively involve and empathise with end-users and other stakeholders in the design process. Exploratory approaches using the triadic difference are proposed as a means for dialogue about emotional values. The triadic difference and how it influences the dialogue are demonstrated through cases and research literature. Hence cases and research literature exemplify how working with the triadic difference enables various stakeholders to express personal experiences concerning emotional values.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesign Connexity : Proceedings of the Eighth European Academy of Design International Conference
EditorsJulian Malins
Number of pages6
PublisherGray's School of Art, The Robert Gordon University
Publication date2009
ISBN (Print)9781901085976
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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