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Elizabeth (Missy) Bye, Ph.D.

 

Dr. Missy Bye’s scholarship balances published research and creative works with a focus on apparel technology including sizing and fit of wearable products, human factors in the design of wearable products, and the relationship between design/manufacturing/sustainability. Current projects include  the development of culturally sensitive activewear for and with East African girls and their mothers. She is co-editor of a focused issue of  the Clothing and Textiles Research Journal (CTRJ) Advancing Design Scholarship in Textiles and Apparel , and editor of a focused issue of Fashion and Textiles, New Approaches to Apparel Making in the 21st Century. She received the International Textiles and Apparel Association Lectra Innovation award for faculty research twice, both for projects conducted with graduate students.  She received the College of Design Outstanding Teaching Award. Dr. Bye is the department head of Design, Housing and Apparel.

 

Specialties & Expertise

  • Wearable Product Design Center: Human Dimensioning Lab and Innovations Studio

  • Functional Apparel

  • Sizing and Fit

  • High Tech/High Touch

Course Titles (resident and outreach teaching)

  • ADes 2221 Apparel Design Studio I

  • ADes 3223 Apparel Design Studio III

  • ADes 3225 Apparel Design Research

  • ADes/RM 3196 Field Study

  • ADes 4225 Apparel Design Studio V

  • DES 8112 Design Theory and Criticism     

Selected Scholarship

  • Bye, E. & Griffin, L. (2015). Testing a model for wearable product materials research. Fashion Design, Technology, and Education, 8(2), 139-150. DOI:10.1080/17543266.2015.1018959
  • Sohn, M. & Bye, E. (2015). Pregnancy and body image: Analysis of clothing functions of maternity wear. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 33(1), 64-78. doi:10.1177/0887302X14557809
  • Kim, D.E., Sohn, M., LaBat, K., & Bye, E. (2014). A study of scan garment accuracy and reliability. The Journal of the Textile Institute. DOI:10.1080/00405000.2014.949502

  • 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

  • LaBat, K. & Bye, E., The research notebook/journal: A tool developing student researchers’ skills and maturity, (March, 2012). Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology/International Textile and Apparel Association Symposium Proceedings. Beijing, China.

  • 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

  • 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.

     

Refereed Presentations

  • Griffin, L., Lastovich, T., Bye, E. & LaBat, K. (November, 2014). A protocol for the evaluation of coverall fit.  International Textile and Apparel Association Proceedings. Available through: www.itaaonline.org

  • Gordon, L. & Bye, E. (2013, October). Understanding the Apparel Use, Needs, and Preferences of Breastfeeding Mothers.  International Textile and Apparel Association Proceedings. Available through: www.itaaonline.org

  • Bye, E. & Gordon, L.  (2013, October). A Method for Materials Research.  International Textile and Apparel Association Proceedings. Available through: www.itaaonline.org

  • LaBat, K. & Bye, E., The research notebook/journal: A tool developing student researchers’ skills and maturity, (March, 2012). Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology/International Textile and Apparel Association Symposium Proceedings. Beijing, China.

  • Sohn, M. & Bye, E. (2012, November). Analysis of Upper Body Measurement Changes in Motion using Motion Capture System.  International Textile and Apparel Association Proceedings. Available through: www.itaaonline.org

  • Sohn, M. & Bye, E. (2011, November). Pregnancy and body image: Analysis of clothing practices among pregnant women.  International Textile and Apparel Association Proceedings. Available through: www.itaaonline.org

  • DeLong, M., Goncu-Berk, G., Bye, E. & Wu, J. (2011). Designing for sustainable best practices. International Textile and Apparel Association Proceedings. Available through: www.itaaonline.org

Professional, Institutional, and Community Leadership and Service

  • International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA)

    • Counselor, 2016

    • President, 2015

    • President Elect, 2014

    • Council member, Vice President of Education: 2009-2012
  • Clothing and Textiles Research Journal
  • Associate Editor, Design and Aesthetics content area, 2004-2007

  • Member, Editorial Board 2000-2003, 2011-2014
  • Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel

 

 

 

  • Head, 2011-present

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Scholar Award, International Textile and Apparel Association, 2016
  • 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

 

Professor

Apparel Design Program

 

Co-director, Human Dimensioning© Laboratory

 

Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel

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


(612) 624-3751
ebye@umn.edu

 

Contact Information

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