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CLIP 6261

Designing against crime

Designing against crime

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Key Info
  • Designing against crime
  • Duration: 04:45
  • How do you design against crime? Can anti-theft products be pleasing to the eye? Crime will never be eliminated but products can be designed to help reduce it. The Design Against Crime Research Centre creates innovative anti-theft bags and bike stands. Their work is shown here to be effective and innovative while managing to look great. However, one team member says it's important not to turn the world into a fortress.
  • Subject:

    Design and Technology


    Product Design

  • Keywords: DesignedWorld, design, process, fashion, bicycle, crime, research, materials, technology, product, art, innovation
Ideas for use in class
  • The designers featured use the observation of human behaviour as the starting point for their designing – the behaviour of the criminal in the case of designing theft-proof bags and the behaviour of cyclists in the case of designing bike stands which encourage more secure locking. This clip teaches the importance of 'people-watching' for a designer and as stimulus to help pupils develop their own ability to observe products in use.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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