Starting from the general topic of health, I based my research around an area which seems to be somewhat neglected. Having regular contact with people who have visual impairments, I was attracted by this field.
Working for the benefit of people who can only experience the world around them by touch, sound or smell seems to be a worthy challenge. So I considered working on how to help blind people choose their clothing.
After interviewing some people from the Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind and analyzing the products currently available on the market, I oriented my approach towards the creation of low cost technology-less products.
The outcome is a simple “badge device”, that needs to be clipped on by another person. Visually impaired people can choose their clothes thanks to the colour chart system. This colour chart system would be published according to different brands and different season’s collections.
I chose to do just one “colour” version in order to have the lowest production cost as possible. Its size allows it to be identified as A badge. It must be placed in one of the most accessible part of the garment (when it is folded and stored) so that the visually challenged person may easily find it.