EASTERS, D.J., 2012. Global communication part 1: the use of apparel CAD technology. International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education, 5 (1), pp. 45-54.
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Trends needed for improved communication systems, through the development of future computer-aided design technology (CAD) applications, is a theme that has received attention due to its perceived benefits in improving global supply chain efficiencies. This article discusses the developments of both 2D and 3D computer-aided design capabilities, found within global fashion supply chain relationships and environments. Major characteristics identified within the data suggest that CAD/CAM technology appears to be improving; however, evidence also suggest a plateau effect, which is accrediting forced profits towards information technology manufactures, and arguably compromising the industry's competitive advantage. Nevertheless, 2D CAD increases communication speed; whereas 3D human interaction technology is seen to be evolving slowly and questionably with limited success. The article discusses the findings and also presents the issues regarding human interaction; technology education; and individual communication enhancements using technology processes. These are still prevalent topics for the future developments of global strategy and cultural communication amalgamation.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Publication Title:||International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education|
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Divisions:||Schools > School of Art and Design|
|Depositing User:||EPrints Services|
|Date Added:||09 Oct 2015 10:16|
|Last Modified:||23 Aug 2016 09:09|
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