Specialties and Expertise
Wearable Product Design Center: Human Dimensioning© Laboratory--Director
Product Development for Human Health and Well-Being
ADes 2213 Textile Analysis
ADes 4215 Product Development: softlines
DES 8151 Product Development: Theories and Methods
DES 8164 Innovation Theory
Ha-Brookshire, J. & LaBat, K. (2014) co-editors, The Future of Textile and Apparel Research, International Textile and Apparel Association, Inc, Monograph.
LaBat, K. & Kim, Hye-Young. (2014) co-editors, focused issue on Fashion and Health, Clothing and Textiles Research Journal.
LaBat, K. & Sokolowski, S. (2012). Olympic Dress, Uniforms, and Fashion. The Berg Fashion Library. Aug. http://www.bergfashionlibrary.com/view/bewdf/BEWDF-v10/EDch10412.xml.
Kim, D-E & LaBat, K. (in press). An exploratory study of users’ evaluations of the accuracy and fidelity of a 3D garment simulation, Textile Research Journal.
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. 1-15.
Chen, C. & LaBat, K.& Bye, E. (2011). Bust prominence related to bra fit problems. International Journal of Consumer Studies. 35, 695-701.
Kim, D-E & LaBat, K. (2010). Design process for developing a liquid cooling garment hood. Ergonomics. 53(6), 818-828.
Chen, C., LaBat, K. & Bye, E. (2010). Physical characteristics related to bra fit. Ergonomics. 53(4), 514-524.
LaBat, K. & Ryan, K. (2009) Design and medicine collaborate using digital technology. Australasian Medical Journal, 1(10), 92-92.
Ryan, K. & LaBat, K. (2009) Addressing the challenges of patient-centered design. Australasian Medical Journal, 1(13), 204-210.
Staker, M., Ryan, K., & LaBat, K. (2009). Medicine and design investigate residual limb volume fluctuations. Australasian Medical Journal, 1(12), 156-161.
Bye, E., LaBat, K., McKinney, E., & Kim, D-E (2008). Optimized pattern grading. International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, 20(2), 79-92.
LaBat, K. (2007). Sizing Standardisation, in Ashdown, S.P., Editor. Sizing in Clothing: Developing Effective Sizing Systems for Ready-To-Wear Clothing, Woodhead Publishing.
LaBat, K., Salusso-Deonier, C., & Rhee, J. (2007). Home sewers’ satisfaction with fit of apparel patterns. Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, 11(3), 429-440.
Bye, E., LaBat, K., & DeLong, M. (2006). Analysis of body measurement systems for apparel. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 24(2), 66-79.
Schofield, N., Ashdown, S., Hethorn, J., LaBat, K. & Salusso, C. (2006). Improving Pant Fit for Women 55 and Older Through an Exploration of Two Pant Shapes. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 24 (2), 147-160.
LaBat, K. (2006). Human factors and apparel design, International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press.
Bye, E. & LaBat, K. (2005). An integrated strategy for teaching clothing design studios. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 97(4), 60-65.
Awards and Honors
University of Minnesota, Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award, 2013
College of Design, Outstanding Research Award, May 2009.
Lectra Corporation Innovation Award for Faculty Research with E. Bye, E. McKinney, & D-E Kim, October, 2007.
College of Human Ecology Innovation and Mission Advancement Award with E. Bye and M. DeLong, May 2006.
College of Human Ecology Educational Leadership Award, 2005.
Design Institute Fellow, University of Minnesota, 2002.
College of Human Ecology Award for Excellence in Advising, 2001.
Program Excellence Through Research Award for Sun Smart Program. National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, with S. Gahring, M. DeLong, & J. Getting, 1998.
Exhibition Planning and Implementation
Wright, B., LaBat, K., co-curators. Techno Textiles: Inner Space to Outer Space. Proposal accepted by Goldstein Museum of Design, University of Minnesota for implementation, (planning began September, 2006), May 15-July 27, 2008.
LaBat, K. & Nelson, N. Contemporary Irish textile art: The women of Annaghmakerrig (Exhibition). Goldstein Gallery, University of Minnesota, March 17-May 12, 1996.
Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor
Apparel Design Program
Director, Human Dimensioning Lab
Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel
354 McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108-6136
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