There are significant similarities between the two academic articles. They have very different focuses when it comes to the content of the article, but the structures are similar. They both are sectioned into labeled segments, and the segments can be compared to the classic scientific method. The flow of information makes logical sense to the reader, and both articles' use of structure benefit the audience to understand their final idea. Furthermore, the two articles heavily rely on visual aids, each representative of their respective fields. The mathematics article includes graphs and mathmetical equations, whereas the textile arts article provides colored images of the final design concepts generated from the experiment conducted. This allows for a wider range of audience members to better understand the content of each article, even if the reader does not have significant knowledge in the specific field.
When coding, it was revealed that Article #2 and Milan's responses seemed to have a global outlook concerning fast fashion; consequently, Article #1 had themes regarding productivity and speeding up a chain of events, showing concern instead for the financial impact on the producer. This difference in position stems from the fact that the mathematical discipline focuses on numerical data, creation of formulas, and quantitative answers. Textile arts and linguistics (which is Milan's major) work with more open-ended issues, where there are multiple answers to a discussion question and generally no wrong answer. The fact that the authors of Article #1 do not discuss the environmental or ethical impacts of the fast fashion supply chain is because that was not their intended task for their article.
Another element to consider is the location of each article, and how that compares to where my interviewee is from. The mathematics article was published in the UK and Northern Ireland—both commonly known to outsource their products. Milan is from the US, which is also known for outsourcing. The textile arts and engineering article was written by professors from Bangalore, India, a country that a number of British and American companies use for outsourcing. This would make sense that Article #2 would display evidence of a global outlook, because their country has seen firsthand some of the issues the fast fashion industry creates. However, Milan also demonstrated global concern regarding the industry. This ties into her self-awareness; because of her ongoing college education and obvious environmental concern as a member of the zero-waste movement, she has become aware of issues that—even though they may not occur in the US—still affect a large part of the word.