Open Style Lab

Parsons School of Design: Fashion

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Open Style Lab

Spring 2019

Taught By: Grace Jun

Section: A

CRN: 7851

Credits: 3

In this course, we will create wearable solutions and experiences that encompass fashion and functionality for the inclusion of people with disabilities. We will follow a design process framework as follows: Practices for Inclusive / Universal Design; Ways to Conduct User Experience Research; Creating Design Constraints – aka- “Design Requirements”; and Identifying Variables to Test for Iteration. Students will explore unique user-centered design processes, inclusive vocabulary, and ability in relation to fashion and technology. Tools such as 3D scanning, electronics to measure range of motion, and smart fabrics may be deployed. We will collaborate in small teams comprised of students with different skill-sets. Teams will be asked to conduct a series of interviews with a client with a disability to determine a framework and process that prioritizes a concise goal and will create a wearable solution. Students will receive guidance from people in the field of physical/occupational therapy and have the opportunity to showcase on different platforms to the public.

Note: Due to the level of commitment required to work with people with disabilities, students must email instructor a paragraph on why taking the class is important and their CV before the 1st day of class. Final selection of students will be portfolio based. This course is equivalent to PSAM 5550 Collab: Open Style Lab. Open to: All university graduate degree students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fashion (PSOF)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:47pm 6/18/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 500

Date Range: 1/22/2019 - 5/7/2019