Apparel Design Scholarship Practices: Analysis of ITAA Professionals’ Design Abstract Proceedings From 1999 to 2017

Young A. Lee, Seoha Min, Sumin Helen Koo

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Abstract

We explored the topical trends of the International Textile and Apparel Association professionals’ Design Abstract Proceedings (DAP) and how apparel design scholarship has been cited in the discipline for the past two decades. Using a content analysis, three research objectives were as follows: to examine (a) designer-identified keywords trends of the DAP, (b) to examine DAP directly cited in scholarly works, and (c) to examine DAP not directly cited but related to designers’ scholarship. Six overarching themes (inspirational references, apparel design, technology, sustainability practices, textiles, and nonapparel) were identified through the keywords analysis and used for further analyses. We found that design scholars were not used to cite other relevant scholarly works or their own works in their scholarly design work. The study findings provide an awareness for the strong need to establish citation practices for design scholars, which will add to the body of knowledge in clothing and textiles and increase the impact of design scholarship beyond the discipline.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-122
Number of pages17
JournalClothing and Textiles Research Journal
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Apr

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© 2020 ITAA.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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