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Design is emotional. The physical features of a design affect us more deeply than we realise. There is not only form and shape to consider but also colour, material and finish. As designers, how can we start applying CMF strategies that will help us create a stronger emotional connection with the products that we create?
In this course, you will understand how to design for our five senses and apply the principles of colour, material and finish at the early stage of your design process to support both the functional and emotional attributes of your designs.
Each week, a new concept will be presented followed by a practical assignment you will complete during the week to help you put your knowledge into practice. We will look at trend forecasting of colours and materials, creating material stories based on trend and consumer research, and designing colour palettes for specific materials. You will receive personal feedback on all your work.
By the end of the course, you will have developed strong analytical skills and the confidence and knowledge to integrate CMF principles to your design process.
Who is Introduction to Colour, Material and Finish Design Online Short Course for?
This introductory course is ideal for designers or students (textile design, fashion design, product design, or interior design) who want to develop new skills and knowledge of the CMF design process, whether this is to enable them to apply for further study, apply for a CMF position, or work on a specific project where CMF design skills are needed.
All our Online Short Courses include:
Please note that all courses are taught in UK time.
Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.
By the end of the course you will have a better understanding of;
Online Short Course Materials
To take part in the Online sessions you will need:
Course Specific Materials
Please bring the following materials to the first session:
This course will show you how to design confidently with colour, material and finish, and increase your familiarity with different materials and material processes.