Course Title: Produce computer aided textile design folios

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: ISYS5657C

Course Title: Produce computer aided textile design folios

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5213 - Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Contact : Douglas McManus

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9214

Course Contact Email:douglas.mcmanus@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Douglas McManus

9925 9421

douglas.mcmanus@rmit.edu.au

Office: 511.1.01 Monday to Thursday

Nominal Hours: 100

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

LMTGN2009B Operate Computing Tecnology in the  TCF Workplace

Course Description

The unit applies to the planning and creation of textile design folio’s using CAD programs and equipment to develop and manipulate folio content. Creative and technical skills are applied to the development through to the completion of the folio. Folio requirements are determined in consultation with the client and through analysis of design specifications. The design may be of one’s own determination or provided by a client or other source.
Work may be conducted in small to large scale enterprises and may involve individual and team-related activities.
This unit requires the application of skills associated with communication to consult with clients, review and interpret design specifications, determine folio objectives and parameters and document information. Initiative and enterprise, planning and organising and problem solving skills will also be used to determine folio specifications, select programs and equipment, plan layouts, and to apply creative processes to folio development. Knowledge and application of computing technology is central to the planning and production of the folio.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTD5010A Produce computer aided textile design folios

Element:

1.    Determine folio objectives

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Consultation with client is undertaken to review the textile design specifications and determine folio requirements
1.2 Purpose of folio is analysed and target audience determined
1.3 Type of digital folio required is determined in line with objectives and audience requirements
1.4 Design themes and styles of textile design are identified and analysed in line with folio objectives
1.5 Preliminary planning is discussed to explore options for content and presentation
1.6 Folio objectives are confirmed and documented

Element:

2.    Plan folio presentation

Performance Criteria:


2.1 Folio parameters and specifications are determined and planning processes used according to the needs of the folio
2.2 CAD software, programs and equipment are selected and prepared according to specifications and requirements
2.3 Editing and layout requirements are determined and relevant applications selected
2.4 Folio plan is developed and presentation is confirmed with client or personnel

Element:

3.    Use electronic tools to create folio

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Design programs and equipment are used to create design folio
3.2 Editing software is applied to edit and manipulate folio content to effectively illustrate features of the textile materials, designs and products
3.3 Design programs and equipment are used in accordance with OH&S practices
3.4 Folio is assessed against requirements and objectives and presented to appropriate personnel for review
3.5 Improvements are identified and implemented and folio is finalised
3.6 Design folio is stored, organised and filed to enable retrieval as required


Learning Outcomes



Demonstrates knowledge of-

relevant OH&S legislation, codes of practice, policies and procedures
principles of design and layout
CAD and editing software
equipment and program features
tools and procedures for editing
objectives and techniques applied in folio development
features of textile materials and designs
quality standards
workplace practices
OH&S practices including hazard identification and control measures associated with computing use
practices for documenting and reporting on textile designs


Demonstrates skill to-


interpret design specifications
determine folio objectives and specifications
use CAD and editing software
produce a folio
maintain accurate work records in accordance with workplace practices
carry out work in accordance with OH&S policies and procedures
meet work specifications
communicate effectively within the workplace
read, interpret and follow information on job instructions, specifications, standard operating procedures, patterns, charts, tickets, order forms and other applicable reference material
sequence operations
clarify and check task related information




Details of Learning Activities


Learning activities are conducted within a computing laboratory.

Acticities are designed for participants to gain knowledge, skills and expertise using CAD for Tectile Design.

Basic principles of textile design are incorporated including an overview of print, knit and weave pattern structures.

Participants will have the opportunity to develop ideas for CAD textiles and create a comprehensive didgital folio to industry specifications


Teaching Schedule

This course will be delivered over 2 semesters.

SEMESTER 1
Please note that classes begin week 6 

Week 6: OH&S Practice Computing environment related to design.
File storage & retrieval Specifications
Introduction to concept based design research for  textile theme using internet. research conducted to determine theme
DUE: Creation of folders in drop box on student server

Week 7: Visual Research presented Stripes, textures, checks, patterns determined
Manipulating simple geometries from textile design. Overview of CAD tools for textiles,
sourcing woven examples
DUE: Submission of research theme into drop box folder

Week 8: Simulating weave structures using software
defined repeat systems

week 9: Studio Practice
Creating 5 woven simulations, for design portfolio
DUE: Submission of 5 weave simulations into appropriate drop box folder box for review and assessment


Week 10: Developing motif for image based design
Filters, manipulation of images creation of textile motifs for portfolio theme

Week 11: Basic repeat systems explained and demonstrated
practice using software tools to create basic repeat systems

Week 12: Repeat variations demonstrated .practice of basic drop, half drop. & brick repeat using variations on elements of repeat
DUE: Submission of 5 image pattern designs into appropriate drop box folder box for review and assessment

Week 13: Development of Spot sateen systems, studio practice on creating scattered random design repeats
Studio practice
Flexible Delivery -Online learning option - Working independently outside work home

Week 14: Studio Practice - Flexible Delivery - Online learning option- Working independently outside work  home
Studio Practice

Week 15: Swiss repeat understanding principles of Swiss repeat spacing, angles, avoiding tight or loose areas. Problem solving
Practice on creating multi directional design
Flexible Delivery

Week 16: Studio Practice- Flexible Delivery - Online learning option - Working independently outside work home
DUE: Submission of spot sateen and Swiss repeat into appropriate drop box folder box for review and assessmen

SEMESTER 2

Week 1: Project one informed by design [choice] research conducted to determine theme . Approaches to developing concept boards in CAD

Week 2: Understanding Diamond, ogee - repeat systems Border designs
Incorporation into project 1

Week 3: Studio Practice
creating diamond variations [concept from design]
simulations, for design portfolio
DUE: Submission of CAD designs into appropriate drop box folder box for review and assessment

Week 4: Project 2 concept from design
Research conducted
understand and determine toile repeat structure

Week 5: Studio practice developing toile
Interlocking design
Flexible Delivery  Online learning option  Working independently outside workhome

Week 6: Studio practice
Producing Co-ordinates
Flexible Delivery
Online learning option
Working independently outside work home

Week 7: Studio practice
Producing Co-ordinates
Flexible Delivery
Online learning option
Working independently outside work home
DUE: Submission of CAD designs into appropriate drop box folder box for review and assessment

Week 8: Project 3 WIL Industry Project
Understanding client brief
Determine design parameters
Research conducted 

Week 9: Design practice
Design specifications
Exploring design layouts
Experimenting with layering
Flexible Delivery
Online learning option
Working independently
DUE: Submission of CAD designs into appropriate drop box folder box for review

Week 10: Drape simulation Developing story board

Week 11: Drape story board simulation practice using project 3
Flexible Delivery - Online learning option - Working independently outside work home
DUE: Story boards for WIL project


Week 12: Folio layout details in relation to industry practice colour ships, codes, tiles information design tips for good presentation


Week 13: Creation of folio layout arrangement placement understanding visual hierarchy
Designs chosen
DUE: Present WIL project
Submission of CAD designs into appropriate drop box folder box for review and assessment


Week 14: Layout choosing designs determining format
Flexible Delivery - Online learning option - Working independently outside work home


Week 15: Electronic portfolio format
Layout of chosen designs

Week 16: Folio layout boards presented in digital format

DUE: Electronic presentation of industry specific textile design portfolio


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Phillips, Peter , Repeat patterns a manual for designers, artists and architects

Cheung, Victor Viction workshop Limited. Simply pattern / concepts and art
Colussy, M. Kathleen. Rendering fashion, fabric, & prints with Adobe Illustrator
Frey, Berta. Designing and drafting for hand weavers: basic principles of cloth construction 
Lebeau, Caroline. Fabrics: the decorative art of textiles
Fogg, Marnie Print in fashion: design and development in fashion textiles.
View textile view magazine.
Selvedge
Knitting international.
Textile the journal of cloth and culture.

Author: Botello, ChrisAdobe Photoshop CS4 illustrated /
Author: Lazear, Susan.. Adobe Photoshop for fashion design
 Author: Jenkins, Sue,  How to do everything :Adobe Illustrator CS4
Author: Alspach, Ted.  Illustrator CS4 Bible.
Author: Steuer, SharonThe Adobe Illustrator CS4 wow! book :tips, tricks, and techniques from 100 top illustrator artists /
.


Other Resources

www.tartanmaker.com

Escher Web Sketch

http://escher.epfl.ch/escher/

Class notes and visual guides will be distributed within class time. All class notes are available online.  


Overview of Assessment

To achieve successful completion of this course students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency.

Assessment tasks have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner.
Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, homework and in class exercises, practical problem solving exercises, layout and presentation of textile design

Students will be awarded a grade only if competency has been demonstrated within the standard enrolment period on the first assessment attempt.
Units assessed as ‘not yet competent’ on a first assessment attempt and ‘competent’ on a second or subsequent attempt are to have results amended to competent but are not eligible for grading.

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher.
All work must be submitted by the due date. Late submission will not be graded higher than a PASS.


Assessment Tasks

SEMESTER 1
Students will be provided with details of assessment and grading information in first class [week6]
Assessment task 1: Creation of folders in drop box on student server [competency based assessment]
demonstrates consistency in organizing work, completing tasks and using OH&S practice
demonstrates knowledge of relevant OH&S legislation, codes of practice, policies and procedures
meet work specifications, read, interpret and follow information on job instructions.
organize, store and maintain folio

Assessment task 2: Submission of research theme into drop box folder [competency based assessment]

demonstrates consistency in organizing work, meet work specifications,
demonstrates knowledge to read, interpret and follow information on job instructions.
organize, store and maintain folio

Assessment task 3:Submission of 5 weave simulations into appropriate drop box folder box for review and assessment [competency based assessment]

determine folio objectives and specifications
select and use appropriate CAD and editing programs and equipment
edit and manipulate folio content
plan, develop and produce a folio in line with objectives and requirements
present features of textile materials and designs using electronic tools
Demonstrates knowledge of:
principles of design and layout
CAD and editing software
equipment and program features
tools and procedures for editing
objectives and techniques applied in folio development
features of textile materials and designs


Assessment task 4:Submission of 5 image pattern designs into appropriate drop box folder box for review and assessment [competency based assessment]

select and use appropriate CAD and editing programs and equipment
edit and manipulate folio content
plan, develop and produce a folio in line with objectives and requirements
present features of textile materials and designs using electronic tools
Demonstrates knowledge of:
principles of design and layout
CAD and editing software
equipment and program features
tools and procedures for editing
objectives and techniques applied in folio development
features of textile materials and designs

Assessment task 5: Submission of spot sateen and Swiss repeat into appropriate drop box folder box for review and assessment [competency based assessment]

plan, develop and produce a folio in line with objectives and requirements
present features of textile materials and designs using electronic tools
Demonstrates knowledge of:
principles of design and layout
equipment and program features
tools and procedures for editing

SEMESTER 2
Assessment task 1: concept board observation presentation [competency based assessment]


demonstrates consistency in organizing work, meet work specifications,
demonstrates knowledge to read, interpret and follow information on job instructions.
organize, store and maintain folio
Assessment task 2: Submission of Toile CAD designs into appropriate drop box folder box for review and assessment 50% [graded assessment]

determine folio objectives and specifications
select and use appropriate CAD and editing programs and equipment
edit and manipulate folio content
plan, develop and produce a folio in line with objectives and requirements
present features of textile materials and designs using electronic tools
Demonstrates knowledge of:
principles of design and layout
CAD and editing software
equipment and program features
tools and procedures for editing
objectives and techniques applied in folio development
features of textile materials and designs
Assessment task 3: Present WIL project to industry submission of CAD designs into appropriate drop box folder box for review [competency based]

consult with client and relevant personnel plan,
present features of textile materials and designs using electronic tools
Demonstrates knowledge of:
principles of design and layout
equipment and program features
tools and procedures for editing



Assessment task 4: Electronic presentation of industry specific textile design portfolio 50% [graded assessment]
Plan, develop and produce a folio in line with objectives and requirements
present features of textile materials and designs using electronic tools
Demonstrates knowledge of:
principles of design and layout
equipment and program features
tools and procedures for editing






Assessment Matrix

 1. Determine folio objectives  2. Plan folio presentation3. Use electronic tools to create folio
term1   
Assessment task 1 1.1, 1.2, 1.3  
Assessment task 2 1.4, 1.5, 1.6  
Assessment task 3&4  2.1, 2.33.1, 3.2 , 3.3
Assessment task 5 2.2, 2.43.1, 3.2 , 3.3
term2   
Assessment task 1 1.1 1.2 1.3   
Assessment task 2 1.4 1.5 1.6
2.1 2.3
 
Assessment task 3 2.23.2 3.2 3.3
Assessment task 4   3.4 3.5 3.6









Other Information

This course will be delivered over a year

Students must provide a USB portable storage device 8 GB [preferable]

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