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Student design in collaboration with Design Against Crime
Good to Go? Catalysing empathetic communication to prevent suicide in the otherwise healthy and assist in the incapacitated

MA Communication Design students at Central Saint Martins were set a brief in 2014 which asked them to step out of their comfort zone and design communication strategies either (a) [...]

Extending Empathy: Product design for empathy in the context of employment

In 2014, the Socially Responsive Design team at the Design Against Crime Research Centre worked with BA Product Design students, the London Borough of Camden and Somers Town Community Association [...]

“Green Camden” – Co Designing Shared Assets & Public and Collaborative Services to Reduce Carbon Emissions for Sustainable Futures

This project was run with BA Product Design students at Central Saint Martins in 2012. It asked the designers to work with Camden Council’s sustainability team and Camden residents to [...]

The Way You Make Me Feel! – Catalysing empathetic products linked to participatory models of design

This project was run with MA Industrial Design students at Central Saint Martins in 2011 and was concerned with design responses that help resolve conflict. It is was not only [...]

Design for Difference – Empathy, Agonism and Pluralism

This project was run with MA Industrial Design students at Central Saint Martins in 2012 and sought to explore the role of design in relation to ‘agonistic space’. It asks [...]

Design Against ATM Crime

In order to address the issue of ATM crime, the Design Against Crime Research Centre initiated the ‘Design Against ATM’ project and set a brief supported by NCR to challenge design students at three…

Design Out Shoplifting

DACRC have run numerous projects on shoplifting for clients, some with students too (see “projects” section). National Student Design Brief was set by Prof. Gamman of DACRC…

Walk Ride Camden

MA Communication Design students at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design were briefed to research and deliver design proposals that would inspire those of us who live, visit and work in Camden to walk and cycle more.

Design Against Terrorism

This student project was sponsored by NACTSO and ran with BA Graphic Design students at Central Saint Martins. The poster designs feature on the Design Against Terrorism website…

Domestic Bliss

Project run with BA (Hons) Product Design and created by Gamman, L. and Thorpe, A. It asked designers to analyse how people ‘interact with and live with’ their bikes within a domestic environment and…

Holborn Unlocked

MA Industrial Design students were asked to research and document a visual narrative relating to issues of crime in and around cycle parking and storage facilities and to create proposals for a secure cycle…

Shoes, Bags and Accessories Against Crime

This project which was run with BA (Hons) Product Design and Development for the Fashion Industries at London College of Fashion provided a valuable…

Design Against Drug Related Retail Crime

Student design work generated for the “Designing Out Drug Related Crime In Shopping Centres” project, run in collaboration with MA Industrial Design students…

Anti-stalking Initiative

A practice-based, design led project run in 2001/2002, on reverse electronic tagging. The work was developed with BA (Hons) Product Design at Central Saint Martins and with funding from the Design…

Design for Use, Misuse and Abuse

An anti theft bag design brief was set by Prof. Lorraine Gamman and Ben Hughes of MA Industrial Design students. The designers were asked to design a bag which…

Home Security

A project run with MA Industrial Design students at Central Saint Martins in 2001, concerned with exploring innovative approaches to home security. Work completed includes entry by Design…

Secured by Design

In December 2000, Central Saint Martins (CSM) were asked by Secured by Design (SBD) Initiative and RIBA to take part in an exclusive competition to design a poster aimed at the Metropolitan…

Safer Cities

Before the Design Against Crime Centre was set up by Prof. Lorraine Gamman, the School of Graphic and Industrial Design ran student projects across the courses to help imagine how to create ‘Safer…