Course Title: Develop design for custom-made footwear

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: MANU7233C

Course Title: Develop design for custom-made footwear

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4238 - Certificate IV in Custom made Footwear

Course Contact : Robyn Lyons

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259118

Course Contact Email:robyn.lyons@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Design Theory

Karen Hall

karen.hall@rmit.edu.au

Computer-aided design

Janette Wotherspoon

janette.wotherspoon@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 80

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit applies to interpreting design requirements in consultation with client, determining specifications and developing the design for custom made footwear.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFP4001B Develop design for custom made footwear

Element:

1. Research footwear designs

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Information sources on footwear design and construction techniques are identified and accessed to maintain currency of knowledge

1.2 Current and historical trends in footwear design and construction techniques are analysed

1.3 Impact of footwear componentry designs on footwear are analysed

1.4 Footwear designs for various purposes are analysed

1.5 Design tools are used to develop design concepts

1.6 Current industry practices are analysed for application in own work

Element:

2. Determine design requirements

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Purpose of footwear is confirmed with client

2.2 Client requirements for footwear design are confirmed with client

2.3 Communication skills are used to identify key priorities of client

2.4 Preliminary design concepts are explored with the client using sketches, pictures, software tools or sample shoes

Element:

3. Undertake footwear measurements

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Measurements of foot are taken to determine footwear size requirements and in accordance with OHS practices

3.2 Gait analysis is performed to obtain baseline data of clients walk pattern

3.3 Trial fit is conducted using commercial footwear or client's own footwear

3.4 Measurements are reviewed to confirm that all required information has been collected

Element:

4. Confirm footwear design

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Cost estimates are calculated and provided to client

4.2 Design to be used for footwear production is finalised and order confirmed

4.3 Design and requirements are documented

Element:

5. Develop design specifications

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Design specifications are developed to guide production

5.2 Design specifications are documented


Learning Outcomes


In this unit the learner will develop the required knowledge and skills associated with communication to establish design requirements with the client, including taking accurate measurements, and document specifications to guide production. Ongoing learning is required to maintain currency of design options and teamwork is applied to ensure client requirements are identified and achieved in the design. Planning and organising skills are required to determine production requirements in relation to the design. Initiative and enterprise and problem solving will be used to create design concepts and match them with production processes. Self management will be applied to ensure design meets design requirements.


Details of Learning Activities

This course has been divided into two distinct learning areas that cover all the learning outcomes required. Design Theory the development of the  iknowledge and skills associated with communication to establish design requirements with the client. Computer-aided design is the development of designs in electronic format. students deveop skills to present their ideas in Photoshop and Adobe illustrator.  You need to be deemed competent in both learning areas to pass this course.


Teaching Schedule

Design Theory
Week 1
Introduction to industry drawings
Equipment required and use of
- OH&S and good work station set-up
- Demonstrated industry drawing, side profile and back view

Assignment 1 discussed
Week 2
Industry drawing flat sandal
Week 3
Industry drawing traditional men’s shoe i.e. Brogue, Derby or classic Loafer
Shoe Fare Exhibition - Fashion Exposed and Preview 29-31.08
Week 4
Industry drawing sports shoe from a sports activity or piece of contemporary sportive footwear i.e. Diesel, Puma
Week 5
Industry drawing women’s shoe high-heeled
Introduction to design specification work sheet, documented information and measurements for prototype sample
Week 6
Industry drawing boot; knee-high, ankle or cowboy
Week 7
Industry drawing women’s shoe; wedge, clog or kitten heel
Week 8
Finalising of design specification sheets
Week 9
Hand-in date for Assignment 1
Assignment 2 discussed
Students to work in collaboration with colleague (as client/designer) groups established
Week 10
Techniques of shading demonstrated; Pantone, watercolour paint and ink
Week 11
Research and design development
Week 12
Student groups (client/designer) to discuss and analyse development of footwear designs and requirements established
Week 13-14
Finalise footwear designs
Week 15
Industry drawing and technical specification work sheets
Week 16 -17
Student presentations Assignment 2
Week 18
Feedback and student work displayed at School of Fashion & Textiles end of Year Exhibition.


Computer-aided Design

Weeks 1- 16
With use of Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator student are to develop a final individual design catalogue.
Design folio will incorporate all of the following in printable files:
• Shoe photos,
• Shoe drawings,
• A personal biography,
• A personal photo,
• Shoe Range colour matching
• Shoe installation photos
• Shoe photo draping
• Individual Marketing material that is developed in line with the catalogue

Week 17
Submission of Student Design Folios

Week 18
Feedback and student work displayed at School of Fashion & Textiles end of Year Exhibition.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Tasks that have not be authenticated in class as the student’s own work will not be considered for assessment. Regular attendance is necessary. Assessment will consist of both theory and practical based exercises, predominantly in class but some out of class research and information formatting is required as well.


Assessment Tasks

Design Theory

Assignment 1
Industry drawing and specification work sheets
Assignment 2
Footwear Design Project – Designer/Client


Computer-aided Design

Electronic Design Folio


Assessment Matrix

 Industry drawing and specification work sheets Footwear Design Project – Designer/Client Electronic design Folio
1. Research footwear designs 

X

X

2. Determine design requirements

X

X

X

3. Undertake footwear measurements

X

  
4. Confirm footwear design

 

X

X

5. Develop design specifications

X

X

X

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