20 credits at level HE6
Developing an understanding of the principles of textile processing.
Developing participants knowledge and skills in the application of new developments within the textile field
To develop an awareness of the contribution of technology, design, marketing and management to the development of a successful product.
To develop team working skills
To encourage originality and inventiveness
To develop an ability to solve complex, non-routine problems using a self-evolved strategy
Overview of textile and fashion market
material availability, sources of materials, market trends
textile markets - apparel, household and technical
innovations in apparel products
innovations in household textiles
technical products and markets
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
The delivery of the module will be split into two . In the first semester a series of lecture / tutorials will be given on innovations within the sector..The second semester will be primarily project-based. Some projects will be undertaken in response to product innovation briefs provided by our commercial partners; others will be formulated by student teams, with the assistance of academic tutors.
Students will work in teams on an agreed project. Staff input will take two forms. Firstly, each team will be allocated to a tutor who will counsel the team for the whole of the module. Secondly, subject-specific support for the projects will be provided on a tutorial basis, with each subject tutor being available, by appointment, as an expert consultant to the teams. Students will be limited in the number of consultations that they can make during the course of the project.
A typical programme for the module would be as follows:
Week 1- 12 Lecture programme - Innovations in fashion & Textile products
Week 13: An initial plenary briefing session, when the philosophy and structure of the assessment of the module will be explained and recommended project briefs will be discussed.
Week 14: The allocation of project briefs and team tutors will be finalised.
Week 15 Project planning lecture
Week 16: Review of previous student work
Weeks 17-29: Project work
Week 30: Final Presentations
Week 31: Reflective, debriefing tutorials for each team
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.|| Demonstrate a general knowledge of the developments in the textile and fashion market
||Differentiate between the range of textile products and identify methods of manufacture , end use performance etc|
|2.||Demonstrate a clear understanding of the materials available for the textile market
||Discuss the role and range of materials used within the various sectors and how the products change depending on end use|
|3.||Relate performance properties to material and process requirements||
Explain the main performance requirements and the relationship between raw materials , process and end uses
|4.||Demonstrate a degree of originality and inventiveness.Demonstrate an awareness of the contribution of technology, design, marketing and management to the development of a successful product||Create / describe a prototype product, demonstrating an appropriate degree of originality and inventiveness|
|5.||Communicate and present work in a manner that is appropriate at an undergraduate level||
Produce a written report and project plan in an appropriate format.
- Contribute effectively to a group seminar presentation.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||written report on new innovations / products in Textile /Fashion field||A project plan identifying project goals and roles of group members.||A final written report and seminar presentation|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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by Elyssa Da Cruz, Sandy Black (Editor) Black Dog Publishing (25 May 2006) ISBN-10: 1904772412
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