Sandra Rose Tullio-Pow

Sandra Rose Tullio-Pow
Ryerson University · The Creative School

Doctor of Philosophy

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This article reports on the shopping experiences of people with visual impairment (n = 7) and offers an alternative way to understand their needs. Our study adopted taskscape theory and multiple-method ethnographic perspectives to obtain viewpoints of shoppers with visual impairment and examined shopping activities through two lenses (wayfinding an...
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The retail landscape includes a vast array of clothing choices, yet style options remain extremely limited for Canadian women in the plus-size category (sizes 14W‐40W). Our study empowered women who wear size 20+ by bringing them into the conversation about plus-size apparel design and development. Few studies have identified clothing solutions uti...
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Clothing is part of our material culture and allows individuals to portray their self-image and articulate their personas to others. Clothing is performative and helps position individuals as their desired gender, which is why clothing is so important to transgender people. While the transgender medical experience has been examined, few have invest...
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This study highlights use of the clothing taskscape (CT) to assess user needs, characterize design problems, and develop design criteria by considering relationships across people, their clothing, environments, activities, and tasks. Two case studies—a liquor store uniform and outdoor winter sporting clothing for seated clients—are used to illustra...
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Clothing is an integral part of material culture. It does more than simply cover and protect the body. This chapter reports findings of a study on women’s perceptions of sleepwear specifically designed for their unique body forms after breast cancer surgery (mastectomy or lumpectomy). Women’s perceptions are naturally linked to societal ideals of b...
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Clothing may be used to enhance well-being, yet for women size 22 and up, function is typically prioritized over aesthetics, and plus-size bodies are restricted from participating in "normal" fashion culture. This project explores a new methodology called "co-generative mapping" as a means to extract embodied knowledge from participants in order to...
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Purpose – Natural disasters, occurring with increasing frequency are mobilizing humanitarian agencies to provide relief response. Current protocols that rely heavily on donated clothing as clothing aid are neither effective nor efficient. The purpose of this paper is to investigate survivors’ clothing needs during the relief phase of a natural dis...
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During the 1990s apparel retail in Canada has undergone some change caused chiefly by large US retailers moving into the Canadian market and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Profiles are presented of the present situation in apparel manufacturing in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario, indicating the size and nature of e...

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Design of a DIY face mask to be sewn at home, which is notably produced by our student volunteers to charitably supply two Toronto hospitals - for the Ryerson School of Fashion 4000 masks in 4 weeks project. English: www.daniellemartin.com Français : www.daniellemartin.com/diy-masque-dappoint/