— Small and medium sized apparel producers are facing increasingly fierce competition and need to employ modern tools to improve their operations to survive. This paper describes a multimedia design tool that could help such producers improve their design capability and speed. The design of such tool is based on a design knowledge repository concept in which relevant design data, information, and knowledge are stored in ‘Libraries’ and can be accessed with ease. The tool can be used by novice designers and/or owners who have minimal design knowledge and experience. The tool can be upgraded continually and easily due to the modular architecture design. The capability of the tool is described and the implications discussed.
— Apparel design, design tool, apparel industry.
A. Chanaka is with Rajabhat Rajanagarinda, Chachengsao, Thailand. (e-mail:email@example.com) P. Srichandr is with King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok Thailand. (e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org)
J. Kajornchaiyakul is with the National Metals and Meterials Technology Center, Bangkok Thailand.(e-mail: email@example.com)
Cite: A. Chanaka, P. Srichandr, and J. Kajornchaiyakul, " A Multimedia Tool for Apparel Design," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 322-325, 2013.