Spring 2016
APD 242 Design Principles Applied to Textile Products
Both Sections: Mondays 1 -1:50pm meet in 423 Graham Building
Section 1 Lab: Monday 2 – 3:15/Section 2 Lab: Wednesday 2 – 3:15
(both sections meet in Eberhart 160 computer lab)
Instructors: Ms. Ann Ramsey
E-mail: , Office: 359 Stone Building
Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-11am or by appointment
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.
Adobe Photoshop CS6 Digital Classroom, by Smith
Adobe Illustrator CS6 digital Classroom, by smith
Workable Computer and Online Connection: See for campus
computer lab locations. This course has online components. The class will take place via
face-to-face classroom and 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
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.
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
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.
Web Browser
Both Google and Firefox can be used with Canvas.
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. If you are late to class by 10 minutes or more, you will be
counted absent.
Excused absences require documentation, and an excuse is something beyond your
control. This class meets on Monday for lecture and on one other day (depending on the
section in which you are registered) for lab. In addition, you will have some work which
is done independently online. **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 three (3) 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 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 1:00 pm, then it is late if turned in at
1:01 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 Canvas and some will be submitted in-person.
Quizzes will be available on Canvas 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 Canvas.
Please note the final exam time below:
Final Exam
Monday, May 2,
3:30 – 6:30pm
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 10 minutes
long with another 5 - 10 minutes of class discussion or class activity related to your topic
for a total of 20 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 lab 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 complete.
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:
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
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:
Profile assignment
Quizzes (10 points per chapter)
Article Assignment
Photoshop & Illustrator Activities/Assignments
Project 1
Final Project
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