Martha L. Hall, MS.

Media Consultant, Delaware Design Institute
Adjunct Instructor, Department of Fashion & Apparel Studies
Fashion Designer and Researcher, GoBabyGo Infant Mobility Lab, Department of Physical Therapy

ddi photoMartha L. Hall works and teaches in multiple areas of design, and is engaged with interdisciplinary design research, pedagogy and practice.  Currently, she teaches Apparel Design by Draping in the University of Delaware Department of Fashion & Apparel Studies.  Fashion undergraduates learn specific patternmaking skills and construction techniques specific to women’s ready-to-wear, couture, and green apparel markets.  Hall is committed to the creative problem-solving process and mentors undergraduates in the processes of critical thinking, visual research, and rapid prototyping.

In addition to teaching, Hall is a Fashion Designer and Researcher for the Infant Mobility Lab in the Department of Physical Therapy.  A member of the GoBabyGo team, Hall designs and prototypes functional/adaptive clothing for children with restricted and/or limited mobility.  The interdisciplinary GoBabyGo team is currently working on a garment-based medical devices for young children with upper extremity impairment.

In her role as media consultant for the Delaware Design Institute, Martha L. Hall will share information, opportunities, and resources focused on design and innovation with the University of Delaware community and the greater public.  Hall is committed to facilitating engagement with design thinking through the DDI website, social media, and University of Delaware events & activities.

Areas of Research:

Expressive Functional Design
Sustainable Apparel Design: Zero Waste Patternmaking
Apparel Design Pedagogy
Social Psychological Aspects of Dress

Recent Publications:
2014. Kim, H. & Hall, M. Fashion Brand Personality and Advertisement Response: Incorporating a Symbolic Interactionist Perspective. In Fashion Branding and Consumer Behaviors. Tsan-Ming Choi (ed.). Springer Publications.

2013. Hall, M. & Orzada, B. Expressive Prostheses: Meaning and Significance. Fashion Practice 5:1, 9-32.

Contact Information:
o/ 304 Alison Hall
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

Additional links:
University of Delaware Department of Fashion & Apparel Studies
GoBabyGo Research
University of Delaware Department of Physical Therapy





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