Here is a visual research map created in illustrator for my thesis being conducting this year:
The Benefits of Cross-Industry Collaboration with Orthopedic or Osteopathic Professionals in the Design of Athletic Apparel
For this collaborative unit, I want to explore how athletic wear can be designed to work with natural body function as opposed to pushing it harder, faster, stronger. For instance, our spines need to flex at key points where a waistband might sit, and our ribs need to expand for a full breath where a sports bra band wraps around the chest. There must be a way to incorporate natural necessary movement into body wear design and technology.