Designed for students in all FSAD options. Explores the relationship between materials and design with a concentration on the use of innovative textile materials in apparel. Both aesthetic and functional issues are addressed. The course consists of a combination of lectures, discussion of readings, oral reports, a research paper, and project work. The class engages elders from the local community to solve real-life problems using design thinking methodologies.
Understand technical specifications for fibrous materials.
Select appropriate materials for specific performance requirements.
Perform calculations regarding fiber and fabric properties and predict the properties of these materials under specific conditions.
Learn to present project information graphically in a poster format as well as orally.
Perform reverse engineering studies on fibrous materials and propose technical and design solutions to performance issues.