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Experts’ views on sports clothing quality

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posted on 21.12.2021, 15:34 by Lars ClaußenLars Claußen, Alex LloydAlex Lloyd, Daniel Ruiz, George HavenithGeorge Havenith
This study investigated experts’ understanding of sports clothing quality, the quality attributes they consider, and their views on the evaluation process. Twenty-two experts working in different sports clothing development and evaluation functions participated in semi-structured expert interviews. A thematic analysis highlighted three different views on quality, real-world problems in the evaluation process, and facilitated a sports clothing quality framework. Experts saw sports clothing quality as the fulfilment of use-case requirements, an immediate impression, or an individual perception. With the established sports clothing quality framework, it was possible to break down the overall quality impression in attributes and assign evaluation methods to it. Several challenges and suggestions for the evaluation process were detected. This ranged from the lack of measurability of attributes to solutions such as digitalisation

History

School

  • Design and Creative Arts

Department

  • Design

Published in

International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education

Volume

15

Issue

1

Pages

86 - 97

Publisher

Informa UK Limited

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© The authors

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Taylor and Francis under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

23/11/2021

Publication date

2021-12-16

Copyright date

2021

ISSN

1754-3266

eISSN

1754-3274

Language

en

Depositor

Mr Lars Clau�en. Deposit date: 21 December 2021