Fast-forward to the '80s, and the production designers of Star Trek: The Next Generation were given a task: Turn that sewn logo on the crew members' shirts into a physical object. Why? Because the writers wanted it to serve as a Communicator Badge. A couple trips to the prop shop and some spraypaint later, the actors now had a little gizmo pinned to their shirt.
A Star Trek meme-ist who maintains the Facebook account Spock Pointy-ears Vulcan has thought through the UX of having a physical badge pinned to a uniform that contains more than a little Lycra, and created a video illustrating the problem:
It's the one at the conference table, with that sound, that got me.