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Embedding crime prevention within design development

Wootton, A and Davey, C 2012, 'Embedding crime prevention within design development' , in: Design against crime : Crime proofing everyday products , Crime Prevention Series , Reiner Publishers. (In Press)

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    Through initiatives such as Design Against Crime (DAC), European designers, manufacturers and developers are being encouraged to address crime and related social issues within design and development projects. But how can their efforts be evaluated, when design operates within different national contexts and covers a broad range of disciplines—from product and graphic design, to landscape design, architecture and planning? This paper presents the Design Against Crime (DAC) Evaluation Framework created to support the implementation and evaluation of crime prevention within design development (Wootton & Davey, 2005). The Framework draws on research undertaken since the 1960s on success factors in new product development (NPD). The DAC Evaluation Framework provides designers, manufacturers and developers with detailed guidance on how to integrate crime prevention within activities undertaken during the development cycle. It covers the entire product lifecycle, including maintenance, monitoring and business learning when the development is in use. The Framework focuses on key NPD success factors—the attributes and activities identified as increasing the chances of a development being successful. These are the activities that design and development organisations should be seeking to implement for commercial reasons. The Framework also aims to enable researchers and crime prevention experts to conduct rigorous evaluations of design solutions, providing assessment questions and a Pro-Forma for this purpose. The process approach to embedding crime prevention within products, services and environments is transferable between different contexts and design disciplines. Project partners validated the Framework against ten design development projects in the UK, Netherlands, Austria, Greece and Poland.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Editors: Ekblom, P
    Themes: Built and Human Environment
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Arts & Media > Centre for Media, Art & Design Research and Engagement (MADRE)
    Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
    Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Arts & Media
    Publisher: Reiner Publishers
    Refereed: Yes
    Series Name: Crime Prevention Series
    Depositing User: CL Davey
    Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2011 10:06
    Last Modified: 19 Aug 2014 12:55

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