/Innovation: the Fashion Industry

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Provided by: University of Leeds

Course Area: All areas

Course Type: Short Course

Start date: 20200928

Subjects: Product Design

Price: Free

Delivery Method: Online

Course overview

This online course will introduce you to the innovation process. You will be introduced to a case study showing how Marks & Spencer has been a key innovator in fashion, introducing new fabrics that make our lives easier and more comfortable.

 

You will see how M&S continues to drive innovation through product design to bring consumers new and better products. You will also consider your own clothing and its innovation story, research how a favourite item of clothing is the result of innovative developments in the industry and share your findings with other learners.

 

This course can be started at any time after the advertised date and is available now.

Who is this course for

This course is part of the Going to University collection which has been specifically designed for students at schools and colleges. They provide a taster of undergraduate study at the University of Leeds and help students to decide which subject to study at university.

 

The specific course is ideal for those learners that want to learn more about innovation and product design in the fashion industry.

 

The course can also be used by teachers, as a classroom enrichment resource.

What will I learn

In this course you will:

  • Explore the different types of innovation and discuss examples of each.
  • Identify the three levels of innovation: incremental, radical, and disruptive.
  • Discuss the different types and levels of innovation in the fashion industry.
  • Evaluate the way in which clothes were marketed in the 1950s compared to today.
  • Explore future directions in fabric and garment innovation and discuss technologies which have impacted on innovation in the fashion industry.
  • Research and report on the history and development of an item of clothing.
  • Record the history and development of your chosen clothing item.
  • Share and discuss your research with fellow learners.
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