Designing for safety

When designing a device for crisis communication, the most important attribute to take into account is acceptance from the public. The device is meant to bring safety, reliability and security, which mean that the users must feel comfortable with using it. When it comes to crisis communication, the radio is already accepted in society and according to our predictions, it will also continue as the main communication medium during crises in the future. For the project, this meant that our solution had to provide radio with the ability to reach out to everyone.

Since we believe that today’s generation will not have FM radio sets in their future homes, we had to make the device compulsory. But because it would be hard to force people to have a communication device at home, the radio had to be integrated into a mandatory device that was already accepted by the public.

After our creative process we ended up with a device we decided to call Luna (lat. moon). Luna is to be secure and reassuring, watching over the household from its place in the ceiling and the name was chosen to convey the same soothing and constant presence that the moon holds on the night sky.

During our presentation on the 9th of december, we will give you a closer look at what Luna can do and the value it holds for the Swedish population in a time of crisis.

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