The Design for Safety foresight review published

The Lloyd’s Register Foundation and RCA, UK

Design for safety culture takes a holistic approach to understanding the influences that affect safety, considering the broader environment within which design operates including complex interactions, behaviour and culture.

The Lloyd’s Register Foundation has published its most recent Foresight Review, which investigates the role of design in safety. The principal investigator for the research was the Royal College of Art’s Dean of the School of Design, Professor Paul Anderson. He led the project with co-chairs Professor Rachel Cooper and Chris Ross, and co-investigators from the RCA School of Design Professor Ashley Hall and Dr Laura Ferrarello.

A panel of international experts from industry, academia, government, regulators and representative bodies assembled in London in February 2018 for a two-day symposium, followed by a more focused event in March 2018. The resulting Foresight Review explores how a culture of design for safety can enhance the safety of the world around us.
‘This report is the first of its kind and represents an important sea change in how design for safety is being thought about,’ commented Professor Anderson. ‘The future in terms of design, innovation and technology is impacting greatly on all our lives in very complex ways. We recognise that the future risk to people and their safety can come from surprising areas arising from technology itself through to virtual unseen threats delivered though devices and the environment we live in.

Read more and download the review at https://www.rca.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/design-safety-protecting-lives-start/

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