Spring 2014
APD 242 Design Principles Applied to Textile Products – Hybrid
Section 01: Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30pm-4:45pm, Stone Building 217
Instructor: Ms. Ann Ramsey
Office: 359 Stone Building
Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11am-12noon or by appointment
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CRS 231. Application of the elements and principles
of design to analysis of textile products and solution of design problems. Emphasis on
textile product design evaluations through verbal and written communications.
1. Apply the elements and principles of design to evaluation, analysis and design
of apparel and other textile products.
2. Classify and develop textile product design projects in a professional manner.
3. Design color stories, concepts boards and presentation boards comparable to
those used in industry.
4. Develop an appreciation of apparel and textile products as a form of
5. Identify design and product development terms and begin to incorporate
those terms into an industry vocabulary.
Required class materials:
Text: Understanding Aesthetics for the Merchandising and Design Professional,
2nd edition by Fiore.
Workable Computer and Online Connection: See for campus
computer lab locations. This course is hybrid in nature. Hybrid means that
approximately 50% of the class will take place via face-to-face classroom and the other
50% is supplemented by online assignments, activities, quizzes and exams.
o UNCG Computer Accounts
All enrolled UNCG students are assigned free UNCG computer accounts that are
used to access various campus services. Online students will be expected to use
these accounts to access various campus services that are needed for online
o Audio capabilities
Students will need to hear lectures and other information delivered over the
Internet. If working in a computer lab, earphones will be necessary.
o Internet Connection
It is assumed that all students will be able to access course materials via the
Internet at basic DSL or cable modem speeds. Internet access over dial-up and
satellite connections may create problems for the student. Persons who will be
using dial-up and satellite connections should contact 6-TECH to discuss possible
o Microsoft Office Documents
All students will be expected to be able to create, open, and use Microsoft Office
compatible documents such as Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and
PowerPoint presentations.
o Web Browser
Both IE 7 and Firefox have been certified for use with Blackboard.
o Other Software
All students should be able to open Flash video clips and Acrobat pdf files. The
Flash Player and Acrobat Reader programs which can meet this requirement are
available free of charge from the Adobe. These free applications are available at: and In
addition, the course will use Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Both
programs are available on campus in the computer labs. If you do not have
these programs on your computer, you will have to access and use them in the
computer labs. Work that is to be completed using these programs will not be
accepted that is completed using other non approved, software packages.
X-acto knife, straight edge, foam core, various adhesives, and other materials for
projects. Students are encouraged to purchase a storage device such as a jump drive in
order to have access to their work whether at home, classroom, or computer lab.
Course Regulations:
Attendance, punctuality, and productive participation are required. Absences will have
an affect on your final grade. Two tardies and/or early departures will count as one
absence. Excused absences require documentation, and an excuse is something beyond
your control. This class is a “hybrid” class, which means some class time is spent “in
person” and some work is done independently online. The weekly outline shows which
days you are expected to be in the classroom. **Absences for religious holidays and
certain university functions (like an athlete participating in a game/match) will be
excused, but students are expected to notify me at least two weeks prior to the planned
absence and work due may be expected to be turned in before the planned absence.
*Note: I reserve the right to drop a student from the course after two (2) absences
from scheduled class meetings. In addition, I reserve the right to drop a student from
the course if two consecutive weeks show no online activity for the student.
Cell Phones
Turn cell phones to “manner mode” or off while in class and refrain from texting or
talking on them during class. Do not wear earphones to listen to music, audio, etc.
during class.
Late Work
Assignments and projects will not be accepted late, nor will they be accepted
incomplete. (To clarify – if an assignment is due at 3:00 pm, then it is late if turned in at
3:01 pm and will not be accepted). Exceptions will only be made for students with
documented emergency excuses. Technological problems are in no way considered
excusable reasons for incomplete or late work.
Submitting Work
Pay careful attention to assignment and project instructions, as some will be submitted
via Blackboard and some will be submitted in-person.
Quizzes will be available on Blackboard each week we are covering a chapter. They will
be available from 5:00pm on Monday (the day we meet for class) through 11:59 pm
Sunday (the day before the next class). It is the student’s responsibility to remember to
take each quiz online. You will be taking your quizzes BEFORE the next class meeting.
This is to encourage class participation.
The midterm and final exams will be taken and completed online via Blackboard.
All projects will be submitted IN-CLASS and ONLINE. The Final Project consists of an INCLASS PRESENTATION.
Discussion Participation and Leadership
During the semester, you will be responsible for leading one classroom discussion. Your
presentation will be based on a topic that is assigned to you by your instructor and must
include a visual component (PowerPoint, presentation board, class handout,
etc.) Rather than simply leading a general discussion, it is expected that you will bring a
current event article to showcase how your topic encompasses industry players. The
article that you select must be dated within the last five years and must be directly
related to your topic. Your presentation will be timed and should be at least 5 minutes
long with another 5 - 10 minutes of class discussion or class activity related to your topic
for a total of 15 minutes. In addition, you are expected to participate in the discussion
of articles presented by your classmates. You must be present in class each week to
receive credit for a class discussion. (Refer to section on grades below.)
Photoshop and Illustrator Activities and Assignments
There will be mini-workshop sessions during some of the class time on Adobe
Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. These mini-workshops are to aid you in developing
quality outputs for the two assigned projects during the semester. You will complete
several graded assignments in which you will use Photoshop and/or Illustrator to
Copyright issues:
Much of the work in this class will be image based and students will likely pull images
from a variety of sources. It is essential that you note the source of every image used in
class assignments and projects to be in compliance with Federal Copyright laws. In
addition, it is wise for you to note when the images represent your original designs and
Some of your work will require you to properly site your sources. When this is required,
please use the APA format.
Course Evaluation:
All work completed for this course will meet the minimum requirements of the UNCG
Honor Code. Your grade will be based on University Guidelines; refer to The University
of North Carolina at Greensboro Undergraduate Bulletin. Do keep in mind that
“excellent work” requires independent thinking and that to receive this grade, you must
bring qualities to your work “above and beyond” those expected by this program.1
A+ = 97.0-100
A = 93.0-96.99
A- = 90.0-92.99
A = High quality work beyond stated requirements: “Excellent”
B+ = 87.0-89.99
B = 83.0-86.99
B- = 80.0-82.99
B = Quality work satisfying requirements: “Very good”
C+ = 77.0-79.99
C = 73.0-76.99
C- = 70.0-72.99
C = Work satisfies requirements: “Good”
D+ = 67.0-69.99
D = 63.0-66.99
D- = 60.0-62.99
D = Minimally acceptable: “Needs more effort”
F = below 60
F = Unacceptable
Adopted from IAR 321 S’06 syllabus
Work that is submitted late and/or incomplete will not be given credit. Incomplete work
is just too complicated to evaluate in a manner that is equitable to those who did
complete the work on time; therefore, incomplete work will not be graded. If ten
images are required and only seven are submitted, the assignment will not be
evaluated. If you are tempted to ask if something is required for completion, the answer
will most likely be yes, it’s required, so just do it.
Grades will be calculated based on the following:
In class discussion participation (10 points per chapter covered)
Quizzes (10 points per chapter)
Article Assignment
Photoshop & Illustrator Activities/Assignments
Project 1
Final Project
Point equivalents to above =
A+ = 1038-1070pts
A = 996-1037
A- = 963-995
B+ = 931-962
B = 889-930
B- = 856-888
C+ = 824-855
C = 782-823
C- = 749-781
D+ = 717-748
D = 675-716
D- = 642-674
F = 641 and below
University Academic Integrity Policy Regarding Cheating:
“Intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study
aids in any academic exercise. Cheating includes, but is not limited to, unauthorized
copying from the work of another student, using notes or other materials not
authorized during an examination, giving or receiving information or assistance on work
when it is expected that a student will do his/her own work, or engaging in any similar
act that violates the concept of academic integrity. Cheating may occur on an
examination, test, quiz, laboratory work report, theme, out of class assignment or any
other work submitted by a student to fulfill course requirements and presented as solely
the work of the student.”
Appropriate sanctions for offenders include failing the assignment, failing the course, or
recommended expulsion.
It is the student's responsibility to ensure proper enrollment in classes. You are advised
to review your official class schedule during the first week of the semester to ensure
proper enrollment.
Should you determine an error in your class schedule, correct it with your advising
UNCG seeks to comply fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Students
requesting accommodations based on a disability must be registered with the Office of
Disability Services located in 215 EUC.
NOTE: The instructor reserves the right to alter the syllabus/outline if necessary. Additional
information about assignments, guest speakers and lecture topics may be given throughout the
APD 242 Course Outline (subject to change with appropriate notice)
Week #1
Jan 13
Introduction to the course
Week #2
Jan 22
Defining Aesthetic Experience
In-Class Discussion, Chapter 1 (Quiz taken prior to class)
Week #3
Jan 27
Branding and the 5Ps
In-Class Discussion, Chapter 2 (Quiz taken prior to class)
Week #4
Feb 3
Value Derived from the 5Ps
In-Class Discussion, Chapter 3 (Quiz taken prior to class)
Feb 5
Photoshop Activity #1
Week #5
Feb 10
Factors Influencing Aesthetic Evaluation or Preference
In-Class Discussion, Chapter 4 (Quiz taken prior to class)
Feb 12
Photoshop Activity #2
Week #6
Feb 17
Elements of Design: Color
In-Class Discussion, Chapter 5 (Quiz taken prior to class)
Feb 19
Photoshop Activity #3
Week #7
Feb 24
Elements of Design: Light
In-Class Discussion, Chapter 6 (Quiz taken prior to class)
Feb 26
Photoshop Activity #4
Week #8
Mar 3
MIDTERM EXAM- Chapters 1-6
Exam will be taken online this week!!
Mar 7
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
Week 9
Mar 10 - 14
Week #10
Mar 17
Mar 19
Project 1 due online through Blackboard and in class!!
Illustrator Activity #1
Illustrator Activity #2
Week #11
Mar 24
Mar 26
Elements of Design: Line and Shape
In-Class Discussion, Chapter 7 (Quiz taken prior to class)
Project 1 due online through Blackboard and in class!!
Illustrator Activity #3
Week #12
Mar 31
Apr 2
Elements of Design: Texture
In-Class Discussion, Chapter 8 (Quiz taken prior to class)
Illustrator Activity #4
Week #13
Apr 7
Elements of Design: Space and Movement
In-Class Discussion, Chapter 9 (Quiz taken prior to class)
Week #14
Apr 14
Auditory and Olfactory Elements of Design
In-Class Discussion, Chapter 10 (Quiz taken prior to class)
Week #15
Apr 21
Apr 23
Complexity, Order, and Novelty, Principles of Design
In-Class Discussion, Chapters 11 & 12 (Quizzes taken prior to class)
Week #16
Apr 28
Final Exam
May 7
Final project due online through Blackboard and in class!!
Final Project Presentations
Final Project Presentations
FINAL EXAM- Chapters 7-12
Exam will be taken online from 3:30pm to 6:30pm on May 7th only!!!
Last day of classes is 4/28, Reading day is 4/29