Design and Product Development

Mapping the Clothing Taskscape to Assess User's Needs

  • Sandra R Tullio-Pow (Ryerson University)
  • Megan Strickfaden (University of Alberta)


The assessment of user’s needs within the clothing context is central to developing design criteria that acknowledges specialized needs, especially when creating functional apparel. With a growing need for specialized apparel due to aging demographics and people with disabilities or those employed in in specific work environments, as well as other niche markets, current design practice may be improved by considering the clothing taskscape as a means to examining people’s clothing needs more holistically. The clothing taskscape is about determining garment attributes along with how people interact with their clothing.

How to Cite:

Tullio-Pow, S. R. & Strickfaden, M., (2015) “Mapping the Clothing Taskscape to Assess User's Needs”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 72(1).

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Published on
11 Nov 2015
Peer Reviewed