Overall my inquest falls under the umbrella of design process research for the apparel industry. It is my career goal to pursue a cross-cutting field of study through collaborations with unique target populations that will inspire research-driven design and development of functional apparel products. I look to share these experiences through university/industry collaborations. 

This portfolio showcases my dissertation research and corresponding projects. 

User Engagement Product Development LAB

Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.
— Zora Neale Hurston

Research Philosophy

We are at an interesting point in apparel production where innovative technologies have impacted functional apparel products particularly to enhance human physiology, but are currently underutilized in mass apparel markets. It has been the goal of my research to synthesize what these technologies mean for apparel products. Please read my full research statement to explore past, present, and future research projects. You may also jump to my dissertation page, by following this link: Jump to my dissertation.

Research Interests

  • Functional Apparel
  • Design Process
  • Collective Creativity
  • Technologies to Facilitate Design
    • Digital Printing
    • Laser Cutting
    • Rapid Prototyping/Sample Sewing/Domestic MFG
  • Product Development
  • 3D Body Scanning
  • 3D Flatening/digital patterning
  • 3D Printing

Last Updated: 11/10/2014