Keynotes, Special Sessions, and Workshops

Converging and Diverging Scholarly Paths: Success through Collaboration

  • Karen LaBat (University of Minnesota)
  • Elizabeth Bye (University of Minnesota)


Over 30 years of working together our scholarly paths have converged and diverged. From early projects with a focus on industry partnerships, through sizing and fit research supported by an NSF grant, and the development of the Wearable Product Design Center; we continue to explore opportunities to collaborate with colleagues, industry, and graduate students. Our divergent scholarly paths strengthen our work together. Missy’s focus is on creative design and design scholarship and Karen’s interest is designing products for health and well-being.

How to Cite:

LaBat, K. & Bye, E., (2016) “Converging and Diverging Scholarly Paths: Success through Collaboration”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 73(1).

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Published on
08 Nov 2016
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