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Ling Zhang, Ph.D.

  • Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy, 2016, Iowa State University
  • Courses Taught
  • ​​FMD 241: Fashion Illustration
  • Research Interests
  • Engaging sustainability in wearable product design including developing and testing a variety of natural dye materials and methods, and applying them to wearable products; up cycling second-hand materials to create contemporary garments and wearable arts that alleviate the impacts of environmental problems.​​
  • Utilizing traditional handcrafts on slow fashion designs, including free form machine embroidery, hand embroidery, hand beading, and felting technique.
  • Applying technologies to wearable product design, such as digital textile printing, 3D body scanning, laser cutting, 3D printing.
  • Employing 3D body scanning technology to analyze body shapes, body satisfaction, and the effectiveness of functional wearable products.
  • Investigating the existing design process models and proposing a new design process model for wearable art design, and developing an evaluation method for wearable art designers.
  • Studying and examining the effectiveness of applying a variety of teaching strategies in apparel design classes.
  • Pub​​​lications
  • Zhang, L., & Hwang, C. (November, 2015). Chinese Garden from Upcycled Clothing. Private Collection. International Textiles and Apparel Association Annual Conference Gallery Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM.
  • Zhang, L. (November, 2015). Life of The Earth: Hope. International Textiles and Apparel Association Annual Conference Gallery Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM.
  • Hwang, C., & Zhang, L. (November, 2015). Carving Through Rose Windows. International Textiles and Apparel Association Annual Conference Gallery Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM.​
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