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International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research

Table 2 FEA design criteria and garment attributes

From: An innovative teaching approach to product development: creating tennis wear for female baby boomers

FEA needs Design criteria Clothing attributes
Functional needs a. Comfort and fit
b. Breathability, durability, and utility
c. Free movement
d. Protection from the sun
a. Provided by fabric choices (stretch cotton jersey knits), appropriate fit for female baby boomer body, and sewing quality for stretch fabrics
b. Fabric choices (cotton and cotton blends); Recommended TransDRY for future study
c. Sleeveless design for free arm movements
d. Recommended UV fabrics for future study
Expressive needs a. Self-esteem and professional look
b. Age appropriateness, individuality, and personality
a. Improved fit, flattering to female baby boomer body
b. Designed by baby boomers’ design preferences
Aesthetic needs a. Feminine and sporty look, strong and powerful look, slimmer look, and flattering
b. Colorful and unique design
a. Feminine silhouette, Improved fit, and flattering to female baby boomer body
b. Designed by baby boomers’ preferred colors and styles