Course Title: Develop textile designs using computer based design programs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: ISYS7569C

Course Title: Develop textile designs using computer based design programs

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C6082 - Advanced Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Contact : Julia Raath

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9201

Course Contact Email:julia.raath@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Douglas McManus tel. (03) 9925 9421 douglas.mcmanus@rmit.edu.au

Rachel Halton         tel. (03) 9925 9158 rachel.halton@rmit.edu.au

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

LMTTD5008A Develop Textile Designs & Specifications

and one from:

LMTTD5001A Design & Produce Knitted Textile Products
LMTTD5005A Design & Produce Printed Textiles
LMTTD5003A Design & Produce Woven Products


Students are strongly advised to enrol in a total of three units concurrently (including this unit).

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to use a range of computer based design programs, equipment and computing technology to generate, produce and manufacture computer aided designs for textile products.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTD5007A Develop textile designs using computer based design programs

Element:

Analyse brief for Textile Product

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Textile design specifications are identified and interpreted
1.2 Product considerations and production requirements are identified

Element:

Examine design results

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Outputs generated using electronic design programs are assessed
against design specifications and production requirements
3.2 Outputs are presented to appropriate personnel to assess accuracy
and completeness
3.3 Improvements are made as required

Element:

Maintain electronic design systems

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Designs, patterns or production specifications are created, stored,
organized and protected according to workplace practices
4.2 Design programs and equipment are used, maintained and stored
according to workplace practices.

Element:

Select and use design tools

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Suitable programs and equipment are identified
2.2 Design programs and equipment are used to create required
designs, and production specifications
2.3 Design programs and equipment are used to modify and edit
designs, or production specifications
2.4 Design programs and equipment are used to test designs, patterns
and production specifications
2.5 Design programs and equipment are used in accordance with OH&S
Practices


Learning Outcomes


 

This unit applies to the creation of designs and production specifications for woven, knitted, printed textiles, tapestries and experimental textile products using computer based programs and equipment.  On completion of this unit students will have the skills and knowledge to: 

- interpret design briefs
- maintain accurate work records in accordance with workplace practices
- use required electronic and program functions
- carry out work in accordance with OH&S policies and procedures
- meet work specifications
- communicate effectively within the workplace
- interpret and apply defined procedures
- read, interpret and follow information on job instructions, specifications, standard operating procedures, be able to sequence operations, clarify and check task related information


Details of Learning Activities

This unit is delivered in a CAD studio.  The course covers all aspects of using computer based design programs to produce textile designs.
Individual and group projects will be undertaken in a simulated design studio environment.


Teaching Schedule

TECHNICAL PROJECT (5 weeks)

Overview of Design Brief. Introduction to specified design software. Digital Record Keeping.

OH&S Practice for CAD Studio.

Checklist (OH&S)

Design conversion using specified CAD design programs. Identify product considerations.

Programming design in specified software to meet production specifications.

Modification of design using specified software, to generate correct outcomes to specific program and equipment

Test design using design program and equipment and present outputs to supervisor.

Technical Workbook & Checklist



DESIGN PROJECT (5 WEEKS)

Identify Design Brief and translate design appropriate to production requirements using specified software.

Create artwork and designs using specified software.

Modify design to meet technical specifications using specified software.

Generate output to meet production requirements.

Design storage and archiving. Technical file data recorded.

Submission Portfolio of Digital Designs, Technical Workbook, Checklist


INDUSTRY DESIGN PROJECT (5 WEEKS)

Create a digital presentation. 

Identify design specifications and suitable programs and equipment.

Modify and make improvements to design and present to appropriate personnel to assess accuracy and completeness.

Create & Present a digital presentation to meet industry standards/brief.

Submission Portfolio of Digital Designs



OUTPUT & PRODUCTION PROJECT (5 WEEKS)

Identify Brief and production requirements. Identify specified software to develop designs.

Develop designs to meet specific concept.  Design resolution.

Students to resolve technical aspects of design brief.

Develop a portfolio of digital designs suitable for production.



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Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Textiles and Fashion, Jenny Udale

Knitwear, Juliana Sissons


References

Surface Design, Magazine
Textile VIEW, Magazine


Other Resources

Students are asked to provide the following:
       - folio with plastic sleeves for presentation of hard copy printouts of digital design work
       - A4 folder & notebook to be used as a Technical Workbook
       - Ruled Notebook & pen for recording notes during class exercises.


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 recording all technical documentation in a workbook, exercises completed in class, exercises completed outside class times, producing of a folio of digital designs and observational checklists completed by the class teacher during class exercises.

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

Assessment Tasks
Portfolio of Digital Designs
- students develop a range of digital designs, these are presented as
an online digital portfolio & printed for presentation in a folio/workbook.
Technical Workbook - students record all documentation processes and technical specifications in
a workbook. This workbook is submitted at the end of semester.
Checklist - students use the programs and equipment according to Occupational Health & Safety practices.


Assessment Matrix

 Element Performance CriteriaPORTFOLIO OF DIGITAL DESIGNSTECHNICAL WORKBOOKCHECKLIST

Analyse brief for textile product                                     
1.1 Textile design specifications are identified and interpreted
1.2 Product considerations and production requirements are identified                                                                                                                         

                                   X

              X      

                  
Select and use design tools 2.1 Suitable programs and equipment are identified
2.2 Design programs and equipment are used to create required designs, and production specifications
2.3 Design programs and equipment are used to modify and edit designs, or production specifications
2.4 Design programs and equipment are used to test designs, patterns and production specifications
2.5 Design programs and equipment are used in accordance with OH&S practices

 X

 X

 X

Examine design results 3.1 Outputs generated using electronic design programs are assessed against design specifications and production requirements
3.2 Outputs are presented to appropriate personnel to assess accuracy and completeness
3.3 Improvements are made as required

 X

 X

 
Maintain electronic design systems4.1 Designs, patterns or production specifications are created, stored, organised and protected according to workplace practices
4.2 Design programs and equipment are used, maintained and stored according to workplace practices

 X

 X

 

Other Information

Students are strongly advised to enrol in a total of three units.
This course is delivered concurrently with the following units
LMTTD5008A Develop textile designs and specifications
and one from the following
LMTTD5003A Design and Produce Woven Products
LMTTD5005A Design and Produce Knitted Textile Products
LMTTD5001A Design and Produce Printed Textiles


This course is run in a studio environment, to comply with Occupational Health & Safety
standards students are required to wear sturdy footwear with covered toe protection.

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