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Injoo Kim

Title: Associate Professor
Office: 6432 Aronoff Center
Tel: 513-556-0241

Injoo Kim is a professor in the Fashion Design Program at the University of Cincinnati.  She holds a Masters in design from the University of Cincinnati, and prior to academia has ten years experience in the fashion industry. Professor Kim engages in holistic design thinking through fashion design to improve the quality of life for users and their environments. Her current research focus includes apparel product development across genders and ages through size and fit studies, enhancement of the sizing system, as well as the exploration of knitting methodologies to enhance the wearability of apparel.
Professor Kim's research and scholarly work has resulted in multiple publications. She has co-authored three books and several articles on the subjects of patternmaking for apparel design, and machine knitting, including Apparel Making in Fashion Design (Fairchild Books, 2002), Machine Knitting (Prentice Hall, 2005) and Patternmaking for Menswear (Fairchild Books/ Bloomsbury, 2014) which have been distributed internationally. She has received research grants from several sources, including the UC Research Council's Summer Research Fellowship and Third Century Fellowship Grant. She has also been awarded the Outstanding Teaching (2007) and Outstanding Research (2015) awards.

Research Information

Research Interests

Children's Wear Design Women's Wear Design Flat Pattern Design Knitwear Design Computer-Aided Fashion Design

Research Support

  • (Collaborator), Kim, Injoo; Murray, Dale, Wearable Imaging Systems, Eastman Kodak Company. (SRS 00580), $30,000.00. 04/01/2006 to 06/30/2008. Status: Closed.