Product considerations

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Practice Questions ­ Product considerations
1. Complete the following sentence.
Textiles is a general term used to describe________________________________________
2. Give two examples of pieces of equipment used for:
a. Colour and design
i. ______________________________
ii. ______________________________
b. Pressing
i. ______________________________
ii. ______________________________
c. Sewing and joining
i. ______________________________
ii. ______________________________
3. Name three types of machine used in the production of textiles, which can be linked to a
computer and used to produce digitised designs:
a. _____________________________
b. _____________________________
c. _____________________________
4. Name three methods of gathering information for primary research:
a. _____________________________
b. _____________________________
c. _____________________________
5. Briefly explain the difference between primary and secondary research
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
6. Use the words provided to fill in the gaps and complete the following sentences:
New Existing Identify Disassembly
_______________ is the process of taking an existing product apart to ______________ its
key features and how it has been made. The information gained through this process can
help you to develop a ____________ product or improve an ____________ product.
7. Which of the following statements about product specifications are true? Tick the correct
options:
a. It lists all the materials required.

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It includes a `wish list' of desirable criteria.
c. It lists all the tools and equipment required.
d. It is produced at the very start of a design project from the design brief.
e. It is produced after all the final modifications have been made to the prototype.
f. It identifies all the tasks that need to be completed in sequence.
g. It provides comprehensive instructions on how to make the prototype.
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Sewing and joining
i. Sewing machine
ii. Overlocker
3. Name three types of machine used in the production of textiles, which can be linked to a
computer and used to produce digitised designs:
a. Computerised sewing machine
b. Knitting machine
c. Weaving loom
*any other sensible answers
4. Name three methods of gathering information for primary research:
a. Surveys/ questionnaires
b. visiting shows / exhibitions
c. Focus groups
*any other sensible answers
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A palette that features different tints and shades of a single colour
b. A palette made up of contrasting colours
c. A palette made up of colours that work well together
d. A palette that features a balance of warm and cold colours
10. Write down the name of a textiles product that needs to have:
a. Bright, eye-catching colours
High visibility vests, children's toys
b. Colours that help the product blend into the background
Camouflaged army uniforms
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