CPI Learning in Clothing Thermal Computational Design

  • Mingliang CaoEmail author
  • Yi Li
  • Josephine Csete
  • Zhigeng Pan
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10092)


This paper proposes a CPI (conceptual-procedural-integrative) learning method for textiles and clothing university students to learn the computational design for clothing thermal functions and performance on knowledge, skills and application levels. First, the CPI learning method is discussed. Second, three proposed learning approaches (virtual trial learning, 3M learning, F/P-oriented design learning) on knowledge, skills and application in clothing thermal computational design are described. Third, the paper describes a course design and user study of a one-semester university apparel functional design course. The data of a pre-post study were collected. The results showed that the students achieved significant improvement in theoretical academic content on knowledge, skills and application.


CPI learning Pedagogy E-learning Clothing thermal computational design 



We would like to thank the Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Commission and the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel for providing funding support to this research through projects ITP/002/07TP, ITP/030/08TP and ITP/015/11TP, as well as The Hong Kong Polytechnic University through project 8CGT. Also, we would like to thank the support of the EU Horizon 2020, University of Manchester and national NSFC through projects with project codes 644268-ETEXWELD-H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014, AA14512 and 61332017.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mingliang Cao
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yi Li
    • 2
  • Josephine Csete
    • 3
  • Zhigeng Pan
    • 4
  1. 1.Guangdong Academy of Research on VR IndustryFoshan UniversityFoshanChina
  2. 2.School of MaterialsThe University of ManchesterManchesterUK
  3. 3.Educational Development CenterThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong KongChina
  4. 4.Digital Media and Interaction (DMI) Research CenterHangzhou Normal UniversityHangzhouChina

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