Global communication part 1: the use of apparel CAD technology

Easters, D.J. ORCID: 0000-0002-7614-9181, 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
Creators: Easters, D.J.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date: 2012
Volume: 5
Number: 1
Divisions: Schools > School of Art and Design
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:16
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:24

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