Product Development Creative Spaces focus on Product Design and Development Lab, Digital Design Lab, and Maker's Space
What we do
In Barrow Hall, the Textile, Merchandising, and Interiors department have various creative spaces for students to explore, problem-solve, and develop their abstract ideas into tangible products. The College of Family and Consumer Sciences believes in offering hands-on experiences that mimic the industry, so those graduating students from TMI are prepared to be leaders in the Fashion Industry. Check out our Product Development Creative Spaces Lab page for more information.
Product Design and Development Lab
Barrow Hall 215
This creative lab prepares students for product development and design careers. The lab currently houses 6 industrial Juki sewing machines, 4 Brothers home sewing machines, 1 Juki baby lock serger, 16 dress forms ranging in sizes, along with various pattern making and draping tools. Students are able to expand their knowledge in apparel design, construction, and prototyping. The lab equipment was partially funded through a Cotton Incorporated grant, Cotton for Healthy Living, and donations from various industry partners
Digital Design Lab
Barrow Hall 216
This digital creative shared space includes an active learning class configuration with 30 Microsoft Surface computers with industry design software. This software includes the Lectra Education Partnership program that donated Kaledo Computer-Aided Design and Modaris, a digital pattern-making solution under a license agreement with the college valued at $2.9 million. Textile, Merchandising, and Interiors students can learn how to use digital solutions from design to production, which is applicable to leading brands and manufacturers.
Barrow Hall 206
The Barrow Hall Maker’s Space includes a Mutoh Sublimation Printer and Heat Press. In this space, students take their abstract creative ideas and make them a reality. While utilizing the digital printer, students create textiles, apparel, and other products.