In earlier episodes of Designing Cities for All, one could see that design is everywhere and everything around us is designed. There are flaws in these designs, because what we tend to do in this world is design for the middle and forget about the margins. Wouldn’t we create and build stronger structures for everyone, when we design for the people who are actually living with the failures of our designed products, spaces, and systems?
In crash test laboratories, the average male is the norm of the crash test dummy representing the human in the crash. According to Astrid Linder (Professor & Research Director of Traffic Safety at VTI, the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute) occupant diversity of both males and females should be addressed when designing and evaluating vehicle safety systems.
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