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Process journal

  1. 1. Example PROCESS JOURNAL WRITE UPNB. The headings given below in bold and underlined should be used in your journal<br />
  2. 2. STEP 1 MY DESIGN BRIEFChoose a design brief from those provided and write it out <br />Example:<br />Make a bag. The type chosen may range from a beaded evening bag, an everyday bag, an environmental friendly carry bag to a sports bag. The bag must show a creative use of textiles and suit the function for which it is made.<br />
  3. 3. Step 1<br /> RESEARCH INFORMATION & LIMITATIONS<br />Present any relevant BACKGROUND information/theory (class notes, highlight important points) that is relevant to your chosen Design Brief<br />Data to link with fabric characteristics, fibre types, trends / fashion; clothing for children. (whatever is relevant to your chosen Brief)<br />Include as photocopied material that you reference – table from textbook<br />Limitations – Time, skill, budget, technique. (This could be covered in the key and basic factors section if it is discussed in detail).<br />
  4. 4. STEP 2 KEY AND BASIC FACTORS<br />Identify all the key and basic factors from the design brief that will influence your decision-making with regards to the design or style of the item, the fabrics selected and techniques to be used. All information should be part of the process journal.<br />
  5. 5. STEP 2 KEY AND BASIC FACTORS<br />The factors, restrictions, conditions that you will need to consider/investigate for your personal project.<br />The key and basic factors of the chosen design brief may include -<br />Use your mind map words to research!<br />
  6. 6. STEP 2 Functional requirements examples(there can be others depending upon your design brief – this list is not conclusive)<br />Good heat conductivity<br />Strength<br />Drape<br />Elasticity<br />Style to suit end use<br />Laundry performance<br />Absorbency <br />Crease resistance<br />Durability<br />Sun protection<br />Style to allow ease of movement<br />Colour fastness<br />Affinity to dyes<br />
  7. 7. STEP 2 Aesthetic requirements examples<br />
  8. 8.   STEP 2 Basic/Obvious factors examples<br />
  9. 9. SWOT Analysis <br />
  10. 10. STEP 3- MOOD BOARD COLLAGE OF IDEAS<br />Create a Mood board/collage of ideas and relevant information<br />This should be a collection of pictures from magazines, or images from the internet, drawings/sketches, fabric/fibre samples . Or you can use the site Polyvore.<br />Make a list of possible ideas and options for <br />tie dying <br />stencilling<br />beading & sequins<br />machine/hand embroidery <br />patchwork<br />Different designs<br />- Use of techniques<br />- Colours to use<br />- Types of fabrics and embellishments <br />beads<br />lace<br />ribbon<br />thread<br />wool<br />sequins etc<br />
  11. 11. STEP 3-IDENTIFYTWO POSSIBLE OPTIONS FROM THE MOOD BOARD<br />From the ideas you have collected by completing the mood board and the research you have carried out about the topic (chosen design brief) you can DRAW 2 possible options<br />OPTION 1OPTION 2<br /> <br />Draw picture / sketch/ glue in picture of your two options<br /> <br />Annotate these clearly specifying the features of your proposed product<br />
  12. 12. STEP 4 – ANALYSIS OF ALTERNATIVES<br />This may be done as a comparison table or paragraphs of information<br />Explore ideas for suitable items/designs/styles, analysing each idea in terms of satisfaction of the factors outlined in step 3<br />For each option, explore the factors outlined in Step 3 (Collect information from class notes, web sites, magazines, surveys, interviews, books, Textile booklet, etc). For example, for each option …<br />Does it meet the correct characteristics needed for this end use?<br />Which experiments will need to be completed on fabric samples to ensure tests will justify end choice?<br />Does it meet the criteria in terms of being appealing, specific to the brief, made within the time and cost effective?<br />Will this task enable you to demonstrate a range of practical skills required for an ‘A’ standard?<br />
  13. 13. STEP 4 - Analysis table<br />Discussing the key and Basic factors in relation to the two options you have identified, highlighting the advantages of your choice and stating how you would minimise or overcome the disadvantages<br />
  14. 14. STEP 4 - Analysis table<br />Key & Basic Factors<br />Option 2<br />Option 1<br />I believe I could complete this product in the 3 weeks (12 lessons)<br />Because it needs to be durable and hard wearing cotton would be a suitable fibre.<br /><ul><li>Time
  15. 15. Suitable for end use
  16. 16. Skills
  17. 17. techniques
  18. 18. What is available to me
  19. 19. Cost
  20. 20. Strength
  21. 21. Crease resistant
  22. 22. Launders well
  23. 23. Colour fastness
  24. 24. Does not fade
  25. 25. Embellishments
  26. 26. I believe this would take me more than the allocated 3 weeks ( 6 lessons)
  27. 27. Would needs to be shimmery and shiny a polyester fibre should be suitable but his would be difficult to sew as it would slip</li></li></ul><li>STEP 5 – CHOOSE YOUR ITEM<br />Choose your Item and provide a clear illustration / picture of your proposed design/style. This should be annotated. (Remember you need a comprehensive range of skills)<br />
  28. 28. STEP 6 – JUSTIFY YOUR DECISION<br /> THIS IS THE REAL MEATY BIT OF YOUR PROCESS JOURNAL.<br />IT IS VERY IMPORTANT YOU CAN JUSTIFY YOUR CHOICE / DECISION IN RELATION TO THE KEY AND BASIC FACTORS AND HOW THEY ARE INTER-RELATED<br />
  29. 29. STEP 6 – JUSTIFY YOUR DECISION<br />Write a detailed justification of how and why this design / style will satisfy ALL of the key and basic factors and is the most appropriate choice.<br />i.e Write sentences / paragraphs which refer to each of the key and basic factors about the option you have chosen<br />
  30. 30. STEP 6 – JUSTIFY YOUR DECISION<br />Show how you have made an informed decision with the collection of information, advantages and disadvantages for each factor (key & basic) highlighting why this option is considered the most appropriate<br />
  31. 31. STEP 6 – JUSTIFY YOUR DECISION<br />Suggest possible material to be used in the construction of the item. Explore these materials by analysing how they satisfy the factors and therefore will meet the functional requirements of the item when it is used. Justify your decision in relation to each of the factors.<br />
  32. 32. STEP 6 – JUSTIFY YOUR DECISION<br />Justify your decision explaining in detail how this will satisfy each factor outlined (your research of the key factors should be evident).<br />Why does the style / design suit the design brief? Relate back to the key and basic factors. Suggest possible fabrics / materials to be used in the construction of the item. Explore these fibres and fabrics by analysing how they satisfy the factors and therefore will meet the functional requirements of the item when it is used.<br />
  33. 33. STEP 6 – JUSTIFY YOUR DECISION<br />Outline the techniques to be used in the construction of the item. Explore these techniques, analysing their satisfaction of the factors. Justify your decision in relation to each of the factors.<br />The interrelationships of the KEY & BASIC FACTORS need to be explored to justify decisions.<br />
  34. 34. STEP 7 – PLAN THE USE OF RESOURSES<br />This enables you to plan lesson by lesson what you need to do to ensure your product is completed by the due date.<br />Show an outline of how you will use your allocated lesson time (plus any extra time that will be needed) to complete the practical task in the given time frame. <br />
  35. 35. STEP 7 – PLAN THE USE OF RESOURSES<br />Task column must be completed BEFORE starting item, evaluation / progress column written in weekly or after each lesson!<br />An example of a time plan:<br />
  36. 36. STEP 8 - PERFORM PRACTICAL SKILLS<br />
  37. 37. STEP 8 - PERFORM PRACTICAL SKILLS<br />Put your plan into action by completing the item/s in the allocated time frame by the due date. Present your textile item/s in an appropriate manner.<br />
  38. 38. STEP 9 - EVALUATION<br />
  39. 39. STEP 9 - EVALUATION<br />Assess your own management and organisation skills. (Time, resources) Overall, how efficiently did you achieve your set goal?<br />Assess your own textile skills. Overall, how skilfully did you achieve your set goal? How did the article turn out? Is the product of high quality?<br />
  40. 40. STEP 9 - EVALUATION<br />Evaluate the end product and the process in relation to quality, desired result, the limitations and restrictions, resources use and management, and anything else that had an impact on your product .<br />This should be a critical reflection, not just a description.<br />
  41. 41. STEP 10 - RECOMMENDATIONS<br />Explain recommendations you could make to improve any aspect of this task. Develop recommendations to help future students completing this task.<br />If you had to do it again what would you change? <br />

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