These images showcase the research fields, methodology, and development of this design research.

Micro/Macro research fields

This project locates functional apparel design within the context of fashion industry practice and inclusive design. External contributing factors to how adaptive sportswear is perceived are media portrayals of disability, engineering practice, and critical disability studies.

Lateral Methodology

This methodology is inductive and cyclical, using findings from a literature and practice review, stakeholder interviews, user workshops, and stakeholder evaluation to produce a toolkit to guide designers to sportswear inclusion. Mapping, reflective journaling, writing, and sketching are used to articulate results.

Front-open Sports Bra

This sketch shows a sportsbra that has a front open for ease in dressing.

Rolled Sleeve Athletic Top

This sketch shows an athletic top with long sleeves that can be rolled and secured in place.

Front Open Easy Zip Cycling Top

This sketch shows a tight fit cycling top that has a front opening with a zipper and easy grip loop for ease in dressing.

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