Computer Technology: An Essential Component for Teaching a Fashion Production Management Course
Shu-Hwa Lin, University of Hawaii, United States
IJICTE Volume 7, Number 1, ISSN 1550-1876 Publisher: IGI Global
This paper describes an innovative course wherein students and faculty collaborate to design, manufacture, manage, and sell organic cotton tote bags. Students remained responsible for the project from start to finish. Responsibilities included all aspects of product development from market research and design conceptualization to producing, promoting and selling the finished tote bag embellished with a heat transfer printed department logo. Moreover, the project required students to develop proficiency in multiple specific computer software programs to facilitate the product development process and ongoing management of promoting, distributing and selling the goods. With the development of fashion design and management skills and applications of computer technology, student projects were successfully executed. Based on positive student evaluations and profitable sales, the course was highly rated.
Lin, S.H. (2011). Computer Technology: An Essential Component for Teaching a Fashion Production Management Course. International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 7(1), 80-88. IGI Global.