Course Title: Develop design for custom-made footwear

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

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
Jenny Pojia
jenny.pojia@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 client design project for the semester
- Equipment required and use of
- OH&S and good work station set-up
- Research and design development
- Demonstrated industry drawing, side profile and back view
Week 2 - 6
Introduction to design specification work sheet, documented information and measurements for prototype sample
Student groups (client/designer) to discuss and analyse development of footwear designs and requirements established

Week 6-9
Students to work in collaboration with colleague (as client/designer) groups established

Techniques of shading demonstrated; Pantone, watercolour paint and ink

Week 10 -14
Finalise footwear designs
- Industry drawing and technical specification work sheets

Week 15 -16
Student presentations & feedback

Computer-aided Design

Week 1
Introduction to file management
Introduction to Photoshop Fundamentals
• Program set up
• Basic menus and tools
• Image size
• Canvas size
• Marquee selections
• Cropping images
Introduction to image resolution
• Internet and email quality
• Print quality
Week 2
Introduction to Photoshop Fundamentals
• Layers
• Removing backgrounds
• Filters
• Image adjustment
Compiling basic mood boards
Editing digital photos
Changing colour in photos to preserve image quality
Week 3
Continue with image editing functions
• Editing scanned illustrations
• Refining line art in scanned illustrations
• Transforming artwork
• Removing backgrounds
• Filling with colour
Week 4
Pattern draping
• Draping photos with pattern repeats
Clipping Masks
Creating texture and definition
Week 5
Continue with image editing and illustration editing.
Printing artwork
Problem solving the printing process
Week 6
Discuss final group project in In Design
• Plan size and orientation of presentation posters
• Discuss content
• Discuss Type and font
Discuss individual E book project
• Image content
• file formats
Week 7
Introduction to In Design Software
• Creating documents
• Using the pages palette
• Placing images
• Managing linked images
• Inserting text
Week 8
Image Editing for final project requirements
• Group project
• Individual e books
Week 9
Photograph shoes
Photograph students for profile photos
Write student bios for final poster presentations
Week 10
Project development
Week 11
Finalise poster project ready for printing
Finalise e book ready for publishing to the RMIT website.
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
Footwear Design Project – Designer/Client


Computer-aided Design
Electronic Design Folio


Assessment Matrix

 Footwear Design Project – Designer/Client Electronic design Folio
1. Research footwear designs

X

X

2. Determine design requirements

X

X

3. Undertake footwear measurements 

X

 
4. Confirm footwear design

X

X

5. Develop design specifications

X

X

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