• Designing cross-disciplinary relationships for improving safety

Ferrarello, Laura, Hall, Ashley ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4142-6879, Anderson, Paul, Cooper, Rachel and Ross, Chris, 2020, Conference or Workshop, Designing cross-disciplinary relationships for improving safety at The Design Research Society 2020 International Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 11-14 Aug 2020.

Abstract or Description:

This paper describes how design research has been deployed to stimulate and facilitate two cross-sector collaborations between industry and academia. Two research projects conducted by the School of Design at the Royal College of Art illustrate how the engagement of more than 200 cross-sector experts fostered the development of a design led strategy to prevent and mitigate future global risks through a new culture of safety. This is a strategy designed upon the synergies of collaboration that value people and their resilient capability of bouncing back through adaptation and creativity. These research projects evidence the need for creative methods that use culture, knowledge and experience as assets to construct a human-centred safety approach. With the ambition to rethink how humanity reconciles the fundamental nature of machines (reliable repetitious function) and people (divergent variable behaviours) these two projects find that people and their behaviour can be the driving intelligence capable of tackling complex future, global, challenges in dynamic situations.

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Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W290 Design studies not elsewhere classified
School or Centre: School of Design
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.21606/drs.2020.129
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2020 14:17
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2020 10:50
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/4419
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