AQA GCSE design and technology : textiles technology by Rose Sinclair; Hermione Lewis

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1, page 6) is required to help make key decisions, from developing design ideas through to the manufacturing specification. The key areas of research that are required are as follows: cc sketchbook – design journal board (surface pattern ideas, colour, items for shape) cc trend board (fabric samples, components, trims, thread, textures and colour) cc consumer profile and target audience’s preferences cc existing products used within a comparative report cc product analysis (analysing and disassembling products).

Computer-aided designs are designs created using a computer. CAM – computer-aided manufacture. Computer-aided manufacture is where computers are used in the manufacturing process. Costing – the process of working out the cost of making a product. Just-in-time – a form of stock control when goods are delivered just in time to use on the production line. g. seam strength). 47 AQA Design and Technology for GCSE: cc Costing of items carried out using product data management (PDM) software. PDM systems track materials and components before production starts.

Cc Are the techniques carried out by hand or on a machine? cc What will the quality of the finished techniques be like? Fabric and component choices cc Have a few fabrics and components been used? 5 A student’s development page 42 textiles technology cc How difficult are the fabrics to handle and sew? the fabrics need particular finishes? cc How difficult are the components to stitch? Do they buckle/pucker? cc Do Construction techniques cc How many techniques are used in the construction of the product?

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