with black beads
Clothing that truly says something.
The goal of this prototype was to test a new bead fastening technique to increase bead security and legibility. The added strength allows this beaded jacket to be laundered in a washing machine. Aesthetically, the prototype tested blind and sighted opinions towards high contrast black Braille beading as a fashionable feature on top of a striped pattern. Pearl white lines were added in a variety of sizes to separate different categories of information. These lines change the texture of the beaded areas and were tested as an alternative design feature to help differentiate between information categories.