Director, Apparel Design Program
Co-Director, Wearable Technology Lab
- Architecture and Design
- Science and Technology
- Wearable tech
Lucy E. Dunne, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. She is also co-director of the Wearable Technology Lab.
Dunne is a co-author (with Susan Watkins) of "Functional Apparel Design: From Sportswear to Space Suits" (Fairchild Books, 2015). Her research is focused on wearability and garment-based wearable technology, and explores new functionality in apparel, human-device interfaces, production and manufacture, and human factors of wearable products.
Dunne has received the National Science Foundation’s CAREER award and the NASA Silver Achievement Medal for her work with functional clothing and wearable technology.