Brooke Brandewie

Brooke C Brandewie

Assoc Professor

Assistant Professor

Aronoff Center


DAAP School of Design - 0016

Professional Summary

Brooke Brandewie is a designer, educator and researcher specializing in the areas of strategic foresight (trend analysis and forecasting, consumer insight), design pedagogy, entrepreneurship, and user-centered apparel design development (currently uniforms for first responders). She has been a faculty member in the School of Design at the University of Cincinnati since 2015. 
In her professional experience, she has worked in design and research capacities on a diverse array projects, ranging from transforming the cancer patient journey, pain management, elder abuse awareness and prevention, and personal care, to soft goods and apparel including luxury packaging, garments for the prevention of pressure ulcers and garments for people living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) / Hypermobility. She has facilitated trend research and analysis workshops both nationally and internationally for industry and academia.



B.S in Fashion Design: Product Development Track: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio, 2008

M.S Marketing: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio, 2012

Research and Practice Interests

Areas of Expertise: design research, design and business strategy, trend analysis and forecasting, consumer insight, entrepreneurship, user-centered product development

Research Interests: design for wellbeing, functional/performance apparel, place-based design, sustainability, design anthropology, entrepreneurialism.

Research Support

Grant: #R40207 Investigators:Brandewie, Brooke; Fischer, Emily; Gerard, Daniel; Muratovski, Gjoko; Ozer, Mustafa; Said, Hazem 07-01-2019 -12-31-2020 UC's Collaborative Research Advancement Grant Program - Track 1: Pilot Teams Strategic Foresight — Utilizing Predictive Analytics Software (PAS) for Responsible Production and Consumption of Sustainable Apparel Role:PI $24,648.00 Active Level:Internal UC

Grant: #WSIC23-220513-010 Investigators:Bhattacharya, Amit; Brandewie, Brooke; Kim, Myoung Ok; Kubley, Ashley; Schulz, Mark; Shanov, Vesselin 07-01-2022 -06-30-2023 Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation Integration of Carbon Nanotube Hybrid Active Textile Systems in PPE for the Ohio Fire Service Role:Collaborator 0.00 Hold Level:Ohio, State of


Peer Reviewed Publications

Kim, I., Brandewie, B. & Kim, M. (2017. ) Analysis of the Unisex Sizing System of Current Medical Uniforms: Understanding User Satisfaction.Research Journal of Textiles and Apparel, , 21 (3 ) ,162 More Information

Other Publications

Brandewie, B., Kim, I., & Kim, M. (2020. ) Enhancing University Police Officers’ Uniforms and Wearing Experiences .Research Journal of Textiles and Apparel, Emerald Publishing Limited

Contact Information

(0016) ARONOFF 6410
Phone: (513)556-3887