Visual impaired aid is a simple clip that allows a visually impaired person to choose their clothes colour and pair them easily. The clips are used with companion swatches that help make pairings.
– User research
– Ideation and design
– CAD, Rendering and Prototyping
After several interviews with visually impaired people and staff of the Royal Society for the Blind in Sheffield (SRSB) I saw that the available products on the market weren’t highly used, mainly due to their cost.
Each aid is clipped to a piece of garment, giving it a colour description in Braille. By touching the aid, the user knows what colour is the clothe and can combine it with any other garment of its choice. Swatches allow the user to combine garment according to customisable colour combinations.
The final product was developed with cost and manufacturing in mind. The clip needs to be small enough to be discrete while keeping a good surface for the Braille code used to describe the colours.