Osasto: Muoti- ja tekstiilitaiteen osasto
Tekijä: Grönman, Heidi
Työn nimi: silence before flow - trend prediction as a shared ground for a collaborative design process
Työn laji: Lopputyö
The general theme of the master of arts diploma work to the department of Fashion and Textile Design is creativity in
information society. More practical theme of the work is the elaboration and usage of trend prediction as a supporting
element in creative design projects. However, the trend prediction should not be understood as a plain fashion forecast
instead as a platform for knowledge creation. In this work, the trend prediction concentrates on expressing consumer
behavior with the assumption that major part of consumers are working with knowledge-based creativity.
The work is based mostly on the thesis "Corporate knowledge: Theory and Practice of Intelligent
(1999) and on the paper "Internet, Innovation, and Open Source: Actors in the Network" (2000) by researcher
Tuomi. In addition, reports of Institute for Prospective Technological Studies and contemporary diagnostic texts from
sociologist Scott Lash are used.
The first part of the diploma work consists of constructivistic approach, which concentrates on activity and
processes as well as on development of the membership in the collaborative design project that is seen as a networked
community of practice.
The second part consists of theory-based trend prediction with its background text. The text in this part concentrates
informationalization, knowledge-based creativity as a profession, its consequences to the (consumer) behavior and on
(technological) ambient intelligence.
The work places special emphasis in showing that department of Fashion and Textile Design in the University of Art and
Design, Helsinki, has a unique kind of facilities for producing trend predictions that can be adopted as a background
design projects and as such the trend prediction can also be used as a communicative tool by the designers
the collaborative design project.
Asiasanat: trend prediction, open source model, information society, collaborative design project, knowledge
creation, community of practice, actor-network-theory
Säilytyspaikka: MTT ja kirjasto