Jen Ballie

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http://radar.gsa.ac.uk/profile/1004

Research Fellow

Design-Institute of Design Innovation

Research Interests

Sustainability, Material Culture, Health and Wellbeing, Design Innovation

Research Profile

Jen is a designer and researcher whose design journey began within the discipline of textile design but quickly became interdisciplinary drawing upon user experience, interaction and service design. Jen was awarded her PhD from the University of the Arts, London (2014). Her practice based research titled ‘e-Co-Textile design’ applied the concept of ‘fashion activism’ to explore how textile design and making, might be combined with social and digital media tools, to pilot alternative fast fashion models and promote sustainability.

Jen has designed collaborative projects and piloted them with retailers Marks and Spencer and ASOS and showcased work within the London Design Festival and Victoria and Albert Museum, London alongside consulting on projects for Zero Waste Scotland and the Edinburmore...

Qualifications

PhD titled 'E-co-Textile Design: How can textile design and making, combined with social media tools, achieve a more sustainable fast fashion future? awarded 2014

M.Des Design awarded with distinction 2008

B.Des Hons Textile Design awarded 2006

Latest Additions

  1. e-Co-Textile Design: constructing a community of practice for textile design education

    Ballie, Jennifer (2012) e-Co-Textile Design: constructing a community of practice for textile design education. The Design Journal: An International Journal for All Aspects of Design, 15 (2). pp. 219-236. ISSN 1460-6925
  2. The Strategic Role of Design in Supporting Knowledge Exchange

    Ballie, Jen and Prior, Suzy (2014) The Strategic Role of Design in Supporting Knowledge Exchange. In: Service Design and Innovation Conference. Service Futures, 9-11 Apr 2014, Lancaster University, UK.
  3. Circular by Design: A model for engaging fashion / textile SME’s with strategies for designed reuse

    Ballie, Jen and Woods, Mel (2015) Circular by Design: A model for engaging fashion / textile SME’s with strategies for designed reuse. In: Unmaking Waste, 22-24 May 2015, Adelaide, South Australia.
  4. Textile Design Services for Fashion: Unpick and Remix

    Ballie, Jen (2015) Textile Design Services for Fashion: Unpick and Remix. Journal of Design Strategies, 7 (1). pp. 50-55.