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Empowered Print Design

Abstract

The constant challenges that lower income populations face can often compromise their dignity and self-determination. The purpose of this research study is to understand the impact of creative design based therapies on lower income populations of women situated within homeless shelter facilities. The goal is to empower these women through the development of print designs that are unique and personal to them. Interviews and visual work done in creative journals was used to create multiple prints that represent participant’s individual personalities and stories. The participants provide feedback on the print designs and select one to be placed on an item of their choosing. Upon receiving the print design, the participant will complete follow-up questionnaires in the months after receiving the design. As fashion designers, we often design without fully understanding the effects of what we create. This study will help us to better understand the effects of personalized prints and new collaborative design approaches.

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The purpose of this research study is to understand the impact of creative design based therapies on lower income populations of women situated within homeless shelter facilities. The goal is to empower these women through the development of print designs that are unique and personal to them. Interviews and visual work done in creative journals was used to create multiple prints that represent participant’s individual personalities and stories. The participants provide feedback on the print designs and select one to be placed on an item of their choosing. Upon receiving the print design, the participant will complete follow-up questionnaires in the months after receiving the design. This study will help us to better understand the effects of personalized prints and new collaborative design approaches.

Research Category

Art/Fashion

Author Information

Caroline SmithFollow

Primary Author's Major

Fashion Design

Mentor #1 Information

Kendra

Lapolla

Presentation Format

Poster

Start Date

April 2019

Research Area

Fashion Design | Graphic Design

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Empowered Print Design

The constant challenges that lower income populations face can often compromise their dignity and self-determination. The purpose of this research study is to understand the impact of creative design based therapies on lower income populations of women situated within homeless shelter facilities. The goal is to empower these women through the development of print designs that are unique and personal to them. Interviews and visual work done in creative journals was used to create multiple prints that represent participant’s individual personalities and stories. The participants provide feedback on the print designs and select one to be placed on an item of their choosing. Upon receiving the print design, the participant will complete follow-up questionnaires in the months after receiving the design. As fashion designers, we often design without fully understanding the effects of what we create. This study will help us to better understand the effects of personalized prints and new collaborative design approaches.