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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2022/2023
Scuola Scuola del Design
Insegnamento 056347 - FASHION-TECH DESIGN
Docente Casciani Daria
Cfu 6.00 Tipo insegnamento Monodisciplinare
Didattica innovativa L'insegnamento prevede  6.0  CFU erogati con Didattica Innovativa come segue:
  • Blended Learning & Flipped Classroom
  • MOOC

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Collaborative class

Ateneo estero Docente Ateneo estero Tipo di organizzazione CFU svolti in collaborazione
UNIVERSITY OF BORAS CHKANIKOVA OLGA Ateneo estero viene ospitato 6.0
Le Collaborative Classes costituiscono un modello innovativo di insegnamento curriculare e di apprendimento che prevede la collaborazione on line di un docente del Politecnico di Milano e di un docente di un'università estera, accompagnati dalle rispettive classi.

Obiettivi dell'insegnamento

The course focuses on the implementation of Industry 4.0 (I4.0) systems, with a particular interest in exploring the implication and application of the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, advanced manufacturing (AM), digital fabrication (DF), and collaborative robotics (CR) in the design of the innovative product, processes and services, and new business models. The course will address specifically CR as a trigger for a radical rethinking of fashion craftsmanship, hybridizing craft artisanal processes, qualifying and enriching human artisanal activities, discovering innovative creative and aesthetic languages, implementing new design and manufacturing processes, and business model focusing on a systemic approach that allows real-time connection with factories and retail channels, products, and final customers through new services of personalization but also toward higher sustainability. Through the application of a design-driven approach supported by a business management perspective, the course will investigate the possibilities of the use of CR in fashion craftsmanship, exploiting research and design low prototyping methodologies to test concepts and scenarios of application. The course will be delivered digitally through a theoretical part (asynchronous and synchronous on-line lessons) aimed at leveling the students' knowledge as a prerequisite for the second practical part (online lessons/reviews) that will be aimed at developing a project at concept level. In this second part (Challenge-based), students will work in international groups to experience the process of interdisciplinary design development (design, business and management). The students will be selected by  Politecnico di Milano - School of Design (Italia), and Hogskolan i Boras - Swedish School of Textiles (Sweden).

Being a collaborative course, students will also be introduced to innovative ways of teaching that are based on digital tools used both to deliver the course and to develop project-work and group collaboration between teammates.

Risultati di apprendimento attesi

Upon successful completion of the course, the students will deepen the impacts of the I4.0 in the fashion sector, exploring its transformation at a systemic level in design, production, distribution, business management, and sales processes. The students will improve in the following sectors:

·         Apply innovative research approaches and methodology in the multidisciplinary context of the Fashion-Tech sector;

·         Critically analyse research data and apply the results to project development;

·         Identify the implications of the development of interdisciplinary and scalable fashion-tech solutions through design, technological, and management aspects;

·         Understand the implication of the use of Collaborative Robotics (CR) in design, manufacturing, business model and project management;

·         Identify the implications of the development of interdisciplinary and scalable fashion-tech solutions (design, technological, management aspects) in relation to sustainable challenges   at a social, cultural, environmental, and economic level;

·         Dialogue and co-produce knowledge and innovation with various stakeholders in multiple international disciplinary contexts.

Argomenti trattati

The class will focus on

·         FASHION ARTISANSHIP 4.0. Collaborative robotics and fashion craftmanship new business models and design product, services and systems.


Contents will be delivered through a theoretical part coupled with exercises and peer-to-peer activities aimed to level the knowledge of the students that get acquainted as a prerequisite for the practical and challenge-based part of the course. The course develops in 50 hours (13 weeks) delivering the knowledge and understanding of new ways to design a fashion product, service and system/process that integrates and interfaces with collaborative robotics and I4.0 technologies of various types through lectures about theory and application examples, lectures about tools and software to be used, and preparatory applicative exercises about the following topics:  sustainability, digital craftmanship, collaborative robotics, the systemic approach of design, and business management. Students have the opportunity to work in interdisciplinary and international groups to experience the process and the methodological approach of a project development activity that includes design, engineering, product life management, costing and pricing, research, and materials management.

The calendar of the course will be structured in weeks and will follow a cadenced schedule every Tuesday.

Obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile - SDGs
Questo insegnamento contribuisce al raggiungimento dei seguenti Obiettivi di Sviluppo Sostenibile dell'Agenda ONU 2030:


Students should have the following previous skills:

• knowledge of design methodology;

• problem-solving skills, critical thinking and creativity;

• ability to work in interdisciplinary and multicultural teams, having developed interpersonal and communication skills in previous design and/or work experiences;

• computer skills related to the use of a 2D digital drawing software of their choice;

• computer skills related to the use of a 3D modeling software of their choice;

• computer skills related to the use of software to generate raster and vector images of their choice;

• knowledge of the English language (candidates with a B2 level in the QCER scale will be preferred)

The course can be attended by students of the second year enrolled in the MA course of DESIGN FOR THE FASHION SYSTEM and the MA course of INTEGRATED PRODUCT DESIGN, after pre-registration and selection by call (presentation of CV and portfolio). The selection criteria are intended to give preference to the more mature and more inclined students to group work, with high problem-solving skills and advanced knowledge of the English language derived from the academic average, the CV and the project portfolio.


Modalità di valutazione

The overall evaluation of the course includes the part of the frequency of the theoretical lessons and the part of participation in the development of the project. For the theoretical part, students must demonstrate that they have attended classes and completed self-evaluation questionnaires. For the design part, students must be present for at least 75% of the lessons. Attendance at the final presentation to deliver the project is mandatory. The final evaluation will not be based on the arithmetic average but gradual qualitative progress related to the previously mentioned aspects.


The final evaluation will cover the following aspects:

Research and critical thinking skills: Understanding the Brief; quality, level of definition and coherence of research; quality of sources;

Creativity and design attitude: Ability to give a critical and original design solution;

Representation and graphic design skills: quality and accuracy of free-hand and computer-assisted drawing skills, quality of graphic elements to support the visual presentation of the project (graphic layout, colour fidelity, image quality and definition, accuracy in the application of material samples, etc.);

Teamwork: Equal workload sharing between team members, cohesion and fairness;

Motivation and participation: Timeliness, responsibility, active and critical participation during lessons and reviews;

Integrity: students are required to maintain high levels of professionalism.


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Forme didattiche
Tipo Forma Didattica Ore di attività svolte in aula
Ore di studio autonome
Laboratorio Informatico
Laboratorio Sperimentale
Laboratorio Di Progetto
Totale 50:00 100:00

Informazioni in lingua inglese a supporto dell'internazionalizzazione
Insegnamento erogato in lingua Inglese
Disponibilità di materiale didattico/slides in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di libri di testo/bibliografia in lingua inglese
Possibilità di sostenere l'esame in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di supporto didattico in lingua inglese

Note Docente
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