Fatma Baytar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design. Her research focuses on digital technologies; particularly 3-D virtual prototyping and 3-D body scanning; and examining how these technologies transform apparel design processes and products. She is passionate about gaining deep knowledge on the capabilities of these technologies as well as users’ interactions with them.
Dr. Baytar has conducted research in the areas pertaining to accuracy of 3-D virtual garment prototypes, impact of using 3-D virtual prototyping on design skills, virtual avatars and body image issues, augmented reality applications for virtual dressing rooms, functional and protective apparel product development, and digital technologies’ impact on environmental sustainability. Her research findings have been disseminated in major peer-reviewed journals, and presented at international conferences.