Responsive design: exploring institutional barriers to remanufacturing and reuse in higher education

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Coordinator Högskolan i Borås - Akademi textil, teknik och ekonomi
Funding from Vinnova SEK 750 000
Project duration December 2018 - December 2019
Status Completed
Venture Circular and biobased economy
Call Policy and behavioral issues for a biobased circular economy

Purpose and goal

** Denna text är maskinöversatt ** The aim of the project has been to develop and scale up responsive design models in higher education through research and analysis of institutional barriers to design methods for re-manufacturing and re-use. The aim of the project has been to collect and analyze data on barriers to conversion to design methods for re-manufacturing and re-use as a basis for the development of design methodology and training modules, educational resources and program for higher education with a focus on design for re-manufacturing and reuse.

Expected results and effects

** Denna text är maskinöversatt ** The result of the project shows a fundamental lack of competence in design methodology among teachers as well as a lack of relevant infrastructure, tools and technology for design for re-production and reuse. Based on this, the project has developed new models and new pedagogy that take into account new design variables based on alternative approaches to materials and raw materials for clothing and fashion for distribution and further development in higher education for the design of fashion and clothing nationally and internationally.

Planned approach and implementation

** Denna text är maskinöversatt ** The project has been carried out through review of research results, in-depth interviews with faculty and students, and experiments to develop methodology and pedagogy as well as proposals for education policies. While much research has already identified problem areas in design for reuse and re-fabrication, the results indicate that significant research efforts are needed for the development of design methodology and pedagogy in itself as a basis for skills development, resource determination and more well-founded policies.

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Last updated 14 February 2020

Reference number 2018-04716

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