Elizabeth (Missy) Bye

Professor

Human Dimensioning Laboratory Co-Director

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 served as the department head of Design, Housing, and Apparel from 2011 to 2020.

Credentials

Ph.D.

Selected Scholarship

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Publications

  • Carufel, R. & Bye, E. (2020). Exploration of the body-garment relationship theory through the analysis of a sheath dress. Fashion and Textiles, 7(22), 1–28, doi: 10.1186/s40691-020-0208-y
  • Bye, E., & Erickson, K. (2017). Opportunities and challenges for Minnesota sewn product manufacturers. Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, 21(1), 72–83.
  • 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

  • Tomfohrde, P. & Bye, E. (2021). Accelerating Racial Equity in Sustainable Apparel: Barriers to Entry for Racial Minorities. Full paper in conference proceedings, Sustainable Innovation 2021: Accelerating Sustainability in Fashion, Clothing, Sportswear & Accessories, The Centre for Sustainable Design, University for the Creative Arts, Surrey, UK, March 17, 2021.
  • Bye, E. & Davis, S. (2021). Gratitude & Reciprocity: Foundational Values for a Sustainable Apparel Future. Full paper in conference proceedings, Sustainable Innovation 2021: Accelerating Sustainability in Fashion, Clothing, Sportswear & Accessories, The Centre for Sustainable Design, University for the Creative Arts, Surrey, UK, March 21, 2021.
  • Carufel, R. & Bye, E. (2020, November 20). A phenomenological exploration of the apparel sizing practice of small womenswear businesses. Presented at the 2020 ITAA Virtual Conference: Pivoting for the Pandemic, November 16–20, 2020.
  • Kim, Y., & Bye, E. (2019, October). Is Crowdfunding Altruistic or Egoistic? The Influence of Prosocial Campaign on Prosocial Motives for Crowdfunding. International Textile and Apparel Association Proceedings. Available through: www.itaaonline.org
  • Kim, N. & Bye, E. (2019, October). Influence of Back Curvature and Consequent Postural Variations on Garment Fit for Older Women. International Textile and Apparel Association Proceedings. Available through: www.itaaonline.org
  • Kim, N. & Bye, E. (2019, September). Index Development to Measure Women’s Torso and the Implications on Garment Patternmaking for Women Aged 55 and Older. Fashion and Active Aging, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.
  • Kim, N. & Bye, E. (2019, July). Consumers' Socially Responsible Apparel Practices and Consumption of US and Locally Made Apparel. ITAA/Regents Joint Conference on Sustainable Fashion, Regents University, London, UK.
  • Kim, N. & Bye, E. (2018, September). Future design directions based on consumer perceptions and consumption of UA made apparel. Fashion and the Future of Design, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.
  • Bye, E. & Carufel, R. (2018, November). Perceived cultural variations in the body-garment relationship: Modesty in activewear. International Textile and Apparel Association Proceedings. Available through: www.itaaonline.org
  • Carufel, R. & Bye, E. (2018, November). Exploration of the body-garment relationship theory through the analysis of a sheath dress. International Textile and Apparel Association Proceedings. Available through: www.itaaonline.org
  • Kim, N. & Bye, E. (2018, September). Future design directions based on consumer perceptions and consumption of UA made apparel. Fashion and the Future of Design, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.
  • Bye, E. & Carufel, R. (2018, September). Co-Designing culturally appropriate activewear for Muslim mother-daughter dyads. Fashion and the Future of Design, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.
  • Erickson, K. & Bye, E. (2018, September). Understanding MN Muslim girl’s experiences with current sports uniforms and their preferences for the design of culturally sensitive sports uniforms. Fashion and the Future of Design, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.
  • Bye, E. & Langefels, E. (2017, October). Millennial Women’s Use and Perception of Pinterest. Fashion and Media Symposium, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. Bye, E. & Erickson, K. (2017, November). Minnesota sewn product manufacturers: Opportunities and Challenges. International Textile and Apparel Association Proceedings. Available through: www.itaaonline.org
  • Griffin, L., Lastovich, T., Bye, E., LaBat, K. (2016). Sizing System Development and Testing for a Protective Coverall Design. Presented at the annual meeting of International Textile and Apparel Association, Vancouver, British Columbia. Griffin, L.,
  • Lastovich, T., Bye, E., LaBat, K. (2016). Sizing System Development and Testing for a Protective Coverall Design. Presented at the annual meeting of International Textile and Apparel Association, Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • 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

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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, 2011–2020

Teaching

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 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
Missy Bye

Specialties & Expertise:

Wearable Product Design Center: Human Dimensioning Lab and Innovations Studio; Functional Apparel; Sizing and Fit; High Tech/High Touch

Contact

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352 McNeal
1985 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
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