Skip to main content

Offending Users: Designing-in Deterrence with Mobile Telephones

The full text article is temporarily unavailable.

We apologise for the inconvenience. Please try again later.

Abstract:

This paper describes research relating to the design semantics of desirable products and the crime of theft. The methods employed range from the review of existing designs of mobile phones and associated systems and technologies, the perception of crime from a student designer's viewpoint and, importantly, the opinions of young offenders about proposed design solutions. We developed conceptual designs in consultation with the Mobile Data Association and these were reviewed by a sample of groups of young offenders and 'non-offender' consumers of similar age, to reflect the different user perspectives. The conclusions reveal differences between offenders and non-offenders in their perceptions of the deterrent effect of different design solutions. It is suggested that the research offers insight into the use of empathic strategies in the design of frequently stolen 'hot products'.

Keywords: CRIME PREVENTION; MOBILE PRODUCTS; PARTICIPATION; USER

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2752/175630611X13046972590888

Publication date: September 1, 2011

bloomsbury/dsgj/2011/00000014/00000003/art00005
dcterms_title,dcterms_description,pub_keyword
6
5
20
40
5

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more