Craft-based design for innovation: Potential in novelty, quality and sustainability through hands-on interaction

Jenny Pinski, Faith Kane, Mark Evans
2018 Artifact  
Artifact: Journal of Design Practice approaches to support design practice in relation to novelty and quality and considers its future potential to contribute towards design for sustainability. A design project that integrated hand weaving with sandal design was undertaken and qualitative data were collected. This was analysed through data reduction, coding, clustering and display and is presented as a case study. The findings indicate that a craft-based approach can contribute to a heightened
more » ... te to a heightened control of materials, construction and awareness of wider design issues such as the development process, production methods and environmental impact. Difficulties were identified in inefficient use of time and a knowledge/skills gap between specialist design and craft disciplines.
doi:10.1386/art_00003_1 fatcat:prqfpwdkkzagpm47avx4dqqh7a