Design, Housing & Apparel College of Design

Faculty Profile: Elizabeth Bye

Elizabeth (Missy) Bye, Ph.D.

Specialties & Expertise

  • Wearable Product Design Center: Innovations Studio
  • Sizing and Fit
  • High Tech/High Touch
  • Apparel Technology

Course Titles (resident and outreach teaching)

  • ADes 2221 Apparel Design Studio I
  • ADes 3223 Apparel Design Studio III
  • ADes 3225 Apparel Design Research
  • ADes 4225 Apparel Design Studio V
  • DES 8112 Design Theory and Criticism     

Selected Scholarship

  • Koo, H. S., Dunne, L., & Bye, E. (2013). Design Functions in Transformable Garments for Sustainability. International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education, DOI: 10.1080/17543266.2013.845250
  • DeLong, M. Goncu-Berk, G. Bye, E. & Wu, J. (2013). Apparel sustainability from a local perspective. Research Journal of Textiles and Apparel
  • McKinney, E., Bye, E. & LaBat, K. (2012). Building patternmaking theory: a case study of published patternmaking practices for pants. International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education DOI: 10.1080/17543266.2012.666269
  • Sohn, M. & Bye, E. (2012). Visual analysis of body shape changes during pregnancy. International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education, DOI:10.1080/17543266.2011.649792
  • Chen, C., LaBat, K., & Bye, E. (2011). Bust Prominence Related to Bra Fit Problems. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 35(6), 688-694.
  • Bye, E. (October 2010). Fashion Design. Oxford: Berg.
  • Bye, E., & Sohn, M. (2010). Technology, tradition and creativity in apparel designers: A study of designers in three US companies. Fashion practice, 2(2), 199-222.
  • Bye, E. (2010). A direction for clothing and textile design research. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 28(3), 205-217.
  • Bye, E., & McKinney, E. (2010). Fit analysis using 3-D and live fit models. International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, 22(2/3), 88-100.
  • Chen, C., LaBat, K., & Bye, E. (2010). Physical characteristics related to bra fit. Ergonomics, 53(4), 514-524.
  • Bye, E., LaBat, K., McKinney, E., & Kim, D. (2008). Optimized pattern grading. International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, 20(2), 79-92.
  • Bye, E., & McKinney, E. (2007). Sizing up the wardrobe: Why we keep clothes that do not fit. Journal of Fashion Theory, 11(4), 483-498.
  • Bye, E., LaBat, K., & DeLong, M.R. (2006). An analysis of body measurement methods for apparel. Clothing and Textile Research Journal, 24(2), 66-79.
  • Bye, E., & LaBat, K. (2005). An analysis of apparel industry fit sessions, Journal of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management, 4(3), 5 pages. (electronic journal only) (editor reviewed)
  • Bye, E., & Hakala, L. (2005). Sailing apparel for women: A design development case study. Clothing and Textile Research Journal, 23(1), 45-55.  

Professional, Institutional, nd Community Leadership and Service

  • International Textiles and Apparel Association, President-elect, 2014
  • Apparel Design Program Director, 2006-2011.
  • DHA Policy and Advisory Committee: Chair, 2001-02; Member, 2000-01, 2002-04, 2007-present, Chair 2009-10.
  • CDes Faculty Consultative Committee, elected Member-at-large, 2010-2011.
  • CDes Educational Policy Committee, Member 2006-2008, 2009-2010.
  • International Textiles and Apparel Association, VP Education, 2009-2012.
  • Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, Editorial Board, 2011-present.
  • Clothing and Textiles Research Journal Associate Editor, Design and Aesthetics, 2004-2007.

Awards

  • Lectra Innovation Award for Faculty Research, 2012
  • CDes Outstanding Teaching Award, 2010.
  • Lectra Innovation Award for Faculty Research, 2007.
  • Innovation and Mission Advancement Award, College of Human Ecology, 2006.
  • Design Institute Fellow, University of Minnesota, 2002.

Current Projects

  • Protective Apparel funded by 3M
  • Impact of culturally Sensitive Apparel Co-Design on the Physical Activity of East African Adolescent Girls funded by Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Methodology for Materials Selection

 

Professor and Department Head

Apparel Design Program

 

Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel

240d McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108-6136


(612) 624-3751
ebye@umn.edu