Which product would you redesign to make less dangerous?


Last week our Head of Design, Russell Beard, spoke with Design Week to offer his thoughts on which everyday item he feels need to be redesigned for safety.

With recent news articles suggesting that social media platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat are ‘fuelling a mental health crisis’, and the recent death of barbaric human Ian Brady, we think it is time to absolutely improve the safety of products that are prone to manipulating the insecurities of children and young adults. It could be transforming the digital ecosystem itself or improving public spaces and transport through ubiquitous and inclusive product design; but, regardless, if ever there was a worthy target for our cumulative design attentions, it’s the protection and safety of our children.

Russell was one of seven experts from the Design industry, discussing their ideas; from alarms, to batteries and furniture. 

Read the full article here.

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