Designing Out Crime

29th September 2011


Sometimes you come across something that is truly inspirational. We recently read about the Design Council’s initiative to “Design Out Crime”, giving Designers the chance to don a spandex superhero costume (if they so wish) and fight crime using their power of creative thinking. It’s such an obvious problem to tackle, a prime example of how design can make a massive difference.

The project that caught our eye was the solution developed from research by InnovationRCA, the business network of the Royal College of Art, answering the brief of helping reduce alcohol related crime.

Everyone has heard of, or read of, incidents of glasses being used as weapons and causing serious injuries in bars. The aim of the project was to develop a new pint glass that could significantly reduce injury.

Two prototypes have been made, taking advantage of resin, that makes the glass makes the glass tremendously difficult to break, and even if it is broken, binds the shards together so they cannot be used as a dangerous weapon.

Such a great example of inspired thinking to help people.

You can read the full article on the Design Council website here.

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