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dc.contributor.advisorJowsey, Sue
dc.contributor.authorMowatt, Una
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-18T02:21:26Z
dc.date.available2020-02-18T02:21:26Z
dc.date.copyright2020
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/13149
dc.description.abstractUsing a design-based ideation process, I have paid attention to how sensory aesthetics can communicate ecological narratives. This research project considers ways design can creatively raise awareness of product and material excess. Applying a mending-drawing philosophy, I have explored how felted wool can be used to make bespoke shopping bags. The ideation process employed to create these works is personal and evolving. Through ideating, I have been able to think, reflect and make thoughtful products. ‘Mending’ as an ethos has also guided my decision-making and provoked me to experiment with new tools and materials. The notion of aesthetics, when applied to design, is often interpreted as referring to ‘surface’ or ‘superficial’ attributes. I have questioned these assumptions, contemplating how aesthetics-in-design contribute to an understanding of the value and worth of a product. Set within an environmental conversation, the bags I have designed, speak to my ecological concerns and are part of a broader strategy to instigate change. These products draw attention to my understanding of our need to repair, restore and aid the recovery of planet Earth.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectMending in Designen_NZ
dc.subjectSensory Aestheticsen_NZ
dc.subjectMaterial Drawingen_NZ
dc.subjectWashing machine feltingen_NZ
dc.titleMending by Design: Making Bags to Ideate Mending Excess Waste in the Ecological Environment Through the Aesthetic Lens in Designen_NZ
dc.typeThesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelMasters Theses
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Art and Designen_NZ
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.date.updated2020-02-18T01:55:39Z


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