Paper Abstract

My Work

I am a design researcher and practitioner with over 13 years human-centred research and design experience. My work is predominantly multi-disciplinary and has focused on user experience, sustainability, innovation management, and exploratory design approaches. A snapshot of select work is provided below.

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Post-Mastectomy Sleepwear

This interdisciplinary project connected healthcare researchers and fashion academics to develop sleepwear that met the needs of breast cancer survivors who have undergone mastectomy.

Neighbourhood Police Uniform Redesign

This project applied UX and human-centred principles to assess the needs of a local police bicycle unit, developed and tested garment samples, and successfully proposed design solutions for a revised uniform kit.

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Plus-Size Apparel Wants & Needs

This qualitative, multi-disciplinary study used a novel, immersive method to explore the apparel wants and needs of Canadian women who wear size 20+.

3D Knitting Ecosystem - Stakeholder Experience Assessment

This qualitative study looked at the user experience of stakeholders (designers, programmers, and manufacturers) in the 3D knitting ecosystem.

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Vibrotactile Garment for Infants with Autism

This practice-based, qualitative, multi-disciplinary study focused on the design and development of a garment that mediated communication between infants with autism and their caregivers.