textiles essentials product considerations

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  • PRODUCT CONSIDERATIONS
  • RESEARCH
    • involves
      • collecting and collating
      • analysing and reporting figures
    • identifies
      • factors that affect consumer choice
      • consumer preferences within target markets
    • primary
      • gathering info yourself
        • shows and exhibitions
          • good place to research new styles trends and products on the market
        • focus groups
          • group of consumers, used to ask questions about how products are used, gain feedback on designs and prototypes o=in development and observe people using existing proudcts, consider ergonomics and anthropometrics of a product
        • questionnaires and surveys
          • larger sample size to be reliable and helpful
          • can be general or specific
          • must be clear and focussed
          • avoid leading questions and use closed questions
    • secondary
      • relies on info that has already been collected
      • statistics, market reports, websites, trade publications, newspapers books
    • inspiration for design
      • art, graphics and photographs, materials and fabrics, exhibitions fairs and shows, cinema, travel , architecture furnitre and interior design nature
    • product analysis
      • disassembling an existing product to identify its key features
      • look at : fibre types, environmental issues, ergonomics, anthropometric, method of manufacture, cost, colour application method, care label, sizes, pattern
    • industrial practices
      • designers spend more time on developing ideas to research
      • use intelligence gathering
        • gatheric lots of detailed info on taget market
    • analysing and evaluating
      • to establish
        • clear trend in data
        • how data will impact the design
      • research findings displated using
        • ICT:, tables, pie charts, histogram,ms, line graphs, star profiles
        • MOOD BOARD : with notes to provide a visual summary
  • COLOUR AND DESIGN
    • colour
      • primary, secondary, tertiary
      • most designers will use a colour wheel that uses tertiary colours
    • describing colour
      • monochromatic, tints or just one colour
        • warm/ cold
      • complemenatary (or contrasting colours) opposite sides of colour wheel
      • hue = actual colour you see
      • shade (add black)
      • tint( adding white)
      • tone , how light or dark
    • colour considerations
      • target arket and type of product influence colour choice
      • skin tones
      • symbolic meanings
      • appear diferent in different lights
    • pattern and texture
      • regular or irregular
      • texture
        • can add interest to a fabric
        • also affects the handle and feel
        • think about the texture in the context of how it will be used
  • provide protection practical tools comfort and decoration
    • shelter tents
    • protection outdoor clothing and accessories
    • comfort interior products
    • one off art or craft pieces like wall hangings
    • THE NEED FOR TEXTILES
    • toys and games, soft toys
  • roads and infrastructure
    • advanced uses
      • civil engineering
      • fllooring
      • medicine
      • agriculture
      • architecture
      • specialised protective clothing
      • THE NEED FOR TEXTILES
  • one off art or craft pieces like wall hangings
  • practical tools mappies tea towels sacks
    • provide protection practical tools comfort and decoration
      • shelter tents
      • protection outdoor clothing and accessories
      • comfort interior products
      • toys and games, soft toys
  • other machines
    • knitting machines
      • weaving looms
        • used to produce fabrics
      • patterned or textured products
    • can be linked to computer to speed up manufacture
  • non machine based equipment
    • dressmaker's mannequins
      • obtain corrext size and fit
      • can be adjusted bought in different sizes
    • scissors
      • different purposes e.g. pattern cutting and pinking
    • pinking shears
      • serrated edges
      • decorative edges
    • tape measure, can be curved measure patterns and garments
    • embroidery frames
      • hold farbrics in place, machine or hand embroidery
  • info used to help make decisions when making and developing products
  • line and style
    • lines can be used to create visual effects
      • vertical = tall and narrow
      • diagonal can have a very dramatic affect
    • style = overall affect
      • created by a combination of elements like shape colour line pattern and texture
      • styles can be associated with different periods
        • 1960s = monochromatic prints and A-line shapes
      • many designers develop their own distinctive style which is inst

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