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dc.contributor.advisorReay, Stephen
dc.contributor.advisorJones, Linda
dc.contributor.authorWang, Yuxi (Leona)
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-05T21:27:38Z
dc.date.available2017-06-05T21:27:38Z
dc.date.copyright2017
dc.date.created2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/10516
dc.description.abstractSome jobs may require having a distinctive uniform to serve the worker’s role. A successful modern uniform not only brings a distinctive aesthetic to the wearer but also profiles the organisation’s image. This practice-led research project explored the role of a hospital volunteer’s uniform for a group called the Bluecoats, at a large city hospital, to improve the uniform experience for the visitors, patients, staff and wearers of the uniform. This research project used a human-centered design (HCD) process with action research (AR) methodology to better understand and enhance user experience of the uniform. It also explored how traditional two-dimensional cutting techniques combined with contour cutting could be used to fit a diverse range of silhouettes and age groups through a single design. The completion of this master’s project requires both a series of practice-based outcomes and a supporting written exegesis. This highly visual, documented exegesis illustrates the design research journey from an early research phase, design concept development stages to project reflection and evaluation. The research resulted in a set of hospital volunteers’ uniforms of a design that seeks to address, through practice, the improvements and concerns I identified with respect to the current uniform.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectUniformen_NZ
dc.subjectHospitalen_NZ
dc.subjectFashionen_NZ
dc.subjectVolunteeren_NZ
dc.titleA Uniform to Welcome: Identity and Style through Design and Mix-method Pattern Cutting Approachen_NZ
dc.typeExegesis
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelMasters Theses
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Art and Designen_NZ
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.date.updated2017-06-05T09:40:39Z


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