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How Inspirational Sources are Adapted Towards Textile Surface Designs

  • Author / Creator
    Stafiniak, Lesley A.
  • Using inspirational sources for generating ideas and stimulating productivity in designing is a significant stage in the design process that impacts designing and design outcomes. Another important aspect during designing is the role of influence on the designer as they work through design projects. This research explores how the adaptations of inspirational sources manifest during the early phase of textile designing. Specifically, it examines how inspirational sources of biological specimens are adapted in designing, with one group of designers using actual biological specimens and the other group using representations of the specimens in the form of photographs. This research attempts to understand the adaptation of inspirational sources and to understand how adaptations occur when sources are presented differently. It also seeks to acknowledge the role of influence in the design process and to explain how it differs from inspiration.

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  • Graduation date
    2013-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Arts
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3ZH60
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Human Ecology
  • Specialization
    • Textiles and Clothing
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Strickfaden, Megan
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Riewe, Aidan (Design Studies)
    • Terzin, Tom (Biology - Augustana Campus)
    • Bissonnette, Anne (Human Ecology)