Exploring job qualifications for an entry level apparel position and use of technologies in portfolio: undergraduates' perspectives
Thao, Kang Chu
University of Wisconsin--Stout. Research Services
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This study examines the applicability of augmented reality software and portfolio criteria ratings in developing professional portfolios for entry- level apparel design and technical design positions. This study addresses the different forms of showcasing and developing portfolios such as printed hard-copied portfolios and the benefits of each format. Viewpoints of undergraduate apparel design and development students are explored and the most important skills to showcase for an entry-level job in the apparel industry are determined. Undergraduates’ viewpoints of augmented reality (AR) technology and its implications of being utilized in apparel portfolio were also explored. The study reviews past and current literature on portfolio development from other disciplines and relevant career skills sets. An online survey was sent to participants. The data collected showed the students’ expectations of professional portfolios. It also projected the intention of utilizing augmented software in apparel portfolios.
apparel job qualification