Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Design Out Crime

I received an email today from the Design Council and was immediately interested in an article about using design to cut crime. For me this is exactly what design is about, that is solving real world problems. As Ivan Chermayeff would encourage me to think - these solutions should come out of an understanding of the problem.

So what was the article about? Beer glasses, that don't break, or if they do, cause less damage to people - we are talking about cutting down incidence and opportunity for 'glassing' attacks.

That means designing something that has some aesthetic value, a practical use, and limited abuse.

Read the full article here:

And you can watch a video about it below:

Designing the next generation British pint glass - the design story from Design Council on Vimeo.

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