FPD451 - Trend Forecasting and Product Development

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Subject Title
Trend Forecasting and Product Development

Subject Description
This subject explores the process of product development from concept through to the production stage. It involves the study of fashion forecasting, colour theory, design principles, sourcing, costing and creating specification sheets.

Credit Status
1 Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Differentiate the role of each step of the product development cycle.
  2. Analyze industry and social changes affecting market demand.
  3. Examine fashion needs and wants of a defined target market buying preferences.
  4. Create target market, trend, story, colour and fabric boards that will respond to a specific target market based on a specific year/season using different information resources.
  5. Select and identify garments and garments details for a specific target market based on design principles.
  6. Use a technical package for quality control purposes.
  7. List elements of a cost sheet affecting product pricing.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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