Human centric research of skills

30th May 2023

Lead institution:
Project team from Royal College of Art (RCA), Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and Cranfield University (CA)

Funded Project:
A human centric research of skills and decision making capacity

Read about a scope study, a collaborative piece of research from the Royal College of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University and Cranfield University, of how to establish the state-of-the-art skills levels held by machinists in the UK garment industry.

The study adopts a STEAM(+D)-based approach as new industry facing mode and acts as a platform for a larger piece of work in the future.

Learn how the collaboration aims to create a vision of a digitised fashion industry in which garment manufacturers collaborate with robotic technologies and digital twin technologies to consider scale and agility of production and prototyping, whilst also considering meaningful employment and upskilling of workforces.

Find example reports that enable understanding this area of research and a discussion of how we can addresses its challenges, alongside useful resources for further reading.

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