Sketches laying out possibilites early in the design phase.

I tested out buoyancy impacts by placing pool floats on my body in various combinations. Ultimately I found the best area for added buoyancy was the lower back and thighs.

I mapped out the lines of non-extension onto a body suit using a Sharpie to view placement, and then with duct tape to test durability.

After buoyancy testing and lines of non-extension mapping, I ideated on the placement of buoyancy on the swim skin.

I chose the most successful designs and tested them with fabric simulations in buoyancy, heat expulsion, and compression.

© Anna Violette 2020

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