Perception as an Integral Part of the Design Process

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor Niinimäki, Kirsi
dc.contributor.advisor Laitinen, Tuomas
dc.contributor.author Alanko, Anna
dc.date.accessioned 2013-11-20T09:35:34Z
dc.date.available 2013-11-20T09:35:34Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/11433
dc.description.abstract This thesis is a personal exploration into perception and various perceptual phenomena. Through this thesis I question the traditions and limitations of my own perception in order to strengthen my design identity and to develop as a designer. Based on my findings I design and produce a collection of garments and textiles. The thesis is divided into two main categories: theoretical approach and design process. The theoretical part has an empirical approach on perception and is based mostly on literature concerning perceptual psychology and perception in the context of art. It covers the basic concept of perception as well as a selection of different perceptual phenomena. The focus is on the visual sense, however, the tactical sense is also considered. The theoretical part offers information on perception and arises essential questions that are then discussed in the production part as well as visualised in the final designs. In the production part of this thesis the gathered data is implemented and considered through the design process. As a result, my design methods are demystified as I explain and justify the colour, shape and material choices of the collection. Because I am a material-based designer, the focus of the production is strongly placed on pattern and woven textile design. Through this thesis I discovered that perception is highly subjective and hugely reliant on preconceived notions as well as context. Realising the limitations of perception made me question my own perception, which in turn enabled me to detach myself from the traditions of my previous design works. Inspired by the theory and by my observations of it I designed a women’s wear mini-collection of garments and textiles that challenges the viewer by questioning the traditions of perception and by visualising the ambiguous nature of perception through contrasting patterns, diverse woven textiles and surreal three-dimensional silhouettes. en
dc.format.extent 98
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.haspart A collection of garments and textiles
dc.subject.other Fashion and Clothing design en
dc.title Perception as an Integral Part of the Design Process en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.school Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.contributor.department Department of Design en
dc.contributor.department Muotoilun laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword perception en
dc.subject.keyword tactical sense en
dc.subject.keyword fashion and clothing design en
dc.subject.keyword design process en
dc.subject.keyword material-based design en
dc.subject.keyword textile design en
dc.subject.keyword pattern en
dc.subject.keyword bonded textiles en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201311127835
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Maisterin opinnäyte fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Laitinen, Tuomas
dc.programme Degree Programme in Fashion and Clothing Design en
dc.programme Vaatetussuunnittelun ja pukutaiteen koulutusohjelma fi


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