Fatma Mete
Prof Assoc
2008
FSAD

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Current Activities

Current Professional Activities


Current Research Activities

My scholarly work focuses on knowledge and understanding the nature of creative apparel design processes. This study of creativity in design aims to develop new models of creative design processes to enhance creativity of designers, innovative approaches to design education that encourage creativity, innovative modes of design research, and eventually new technology to support human creativity. It includes the study of design as a change process, design variables, conceptualization, evolutionary design algorithms, symbol manipulation in intelligent actions and generative representations, and mathematical and visual analogy reasoning. It employs entirely new ways of thinking and tracing about how design ideas are developed, conceptualized, built, understood, evaluated and executed. The specific research projects are selected to address issues of concept-based creative apparel design processes, material inspired designs and adaptive or variant apparel design processes.

My second research interest is on mathematical modeling of fabric drape for apparel CAD. My multi-disciplinary design and science background enabled me to approach to the different aspects of apparel design research, based on designers, processes and products.



Biography

Biographical Statement
Fatma Mete joined the Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design in March 2007 as an Associate Professor in Apparel Design major. Before coming to Cornell she taught apparel design, manufacturing and management courses for almost 20 years at University of Dokuz Eylul (Turkey). Professor Mete has also served as a design and product development consultant for several apparel manufacturing companies in the Turkish Apparel Industry and also for international textile&apparel buying organizations. She received her PhD in Fabric Modeling and Apparel CAD at the University of Leeds (England) in 1996 and has a master in Apparel Design from Aegean University (Turkey) in 1990. Her research focuses on investigation of the nature of the creative apparel design processes, scientific study of design activity, and visual analogy reasoning.

Positions Held:

Associate Professor, Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design, College of Human Ecology, Cornell University (March 2007-present)

Professor of Apparel Design, Fashion&Apparel Design Major, Department of Textile, Faculty of Fine Arts, Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey (2006 - 2007)

Associate Professor of Apparel Design, Fashion&Apparel Design Major, Department of Textile, Faculty of Fine Arts, Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey (2000 - 2006)

Assistant Professor, Fashion&Apparel Design Major, Department of Textile, Faculty of Fine Arts, Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey (1997 - 2000)

Product Development Consultant, Centrelex Turkey (2002 - 2004)

Apparel Product Development Consultant, BIBA British Isles Buying Agency, England (1998 - 2000)

CAD/CAM Unit Director, TARGEV Textile, Clothing, Leather Industries Technology, Design, Research and Development Foundation of Turkey (1996 - 1997)

Lecturer of Fashion&Apparel Design Major, Department of Textile, Faculty of Fine Arts, Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey (1996 - 1997)

Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Textile, Faculty of Fine Arts, Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey (1987 - 1996) 

Apparel Design and Product Development Director, Batililar Giyim San ve Tic. A.S., Turkey (1985 - 1987)

Education

Ph.D.--1996 Leeds University, Department of Textile Industries

M.Sc.--1990 Aegean University, Department of Textile Engineering

B.Sc.--1985 Aegean University, Department of Textile Engineering



Courses, Websites, Pubs

Courses Taught


Selected Publications

Mete, F., The Creative Role of Sources of Inspiration in Clothing Design, IJCST-International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, Volume 18, Number 4, pp. 278-293 (2006)

Mete, F., Apparel Design Research, Proc. of the First Int. Workshop on AGILTex DESIGN: Design, Innovation, Development, July 24-27, The Gh. Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania pp.177-180 (2006)

Mete, F., Strategic Transformation and Trends in the Turkish Textile and Apparel Industries: Fast Response and Original Design Manufacturing (ODM), The 84th Textile Institute Annual World Conference, Raleigh, NC, 20-25 March 2005

Mete, F., Is Fast Fashion The Global Strategy for The New Era?, The 84th Textile Institute Annual World Conference, Raleigh, NC, 20-25 March 2005

Mete, F., Latest Developments and New Strategies in Global Apparel Trade and Manufacturing, Textil Wirtschaft World Textile Journal, Year:8, No:2004-7 (2004)

Mete, F., Fast Fashion Strategy in RTW with Zara Model, Textil Wirtschaft World Textile Journal, Year:8, No:2004-6 (2004)

Eskinazi J. and Mete F., A Strategy for the Transformation of The Turkish Textile and Apparel Industries into a Turkish Fashion Industry; Shifting to Original Design(ODM) and Original Brand Manufacturing(OBM), 4th Turkish National Economics Congress, Izmir, Turkey (2004)

Mete, F., The Development of a New Women’s Bodice Pattern Making Technique That Provides Satisfactory Fit, Based on Direct Body Measurements, Journal of Science and Engineering, Volume: 3, No: 2 (2001)

Mete, F., The Comparison of Newly Developed Women’ Bodice Pattern Drawing System with the M.Müller&Sohn System, Journal of Apparel Technique, No. 75 (2000)

Mete, F., Method Investigations on the Grading of Garments, Tekstil-Maraton, Textile and Clothing Journal, Vol.4, Year 10, No. 49 (2000)

Mete, F. and Lloyd D., Modelling the Cloak Test: An example of Two-Dimensional Elastica Theory, International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, Volume 12, Number 4, pp. 255-264 (2000)

Mete, F., QR-Quick Response in the RTW Industry, Tekstil-Maraton, Textile and Clothing Journal (1999)

Lloyd, D., Mete, F. and Husseyin, K., An Approach to the Theoretical Mechanics of Static Drape, Volume 8, No.3, International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, pp. 43-58 (1996)

Mete, F., Investigation of the Geometrical and Mechanical Structure of Human Body in Relation to Garment Design, Science Institute Journal, Vol.2, No.2 (1991)

Mete, F. and Baser, G., Mechanics of Human Body with Respect to Garment Design, The Journal of Textiles and Engineer (1990)