Design Against Crime: Joint Project of the British Higher School of Art and Design and HSE
HSE’s social and cognitive psychologists will help the British Higher School of Art and Design (BHSAD) in their project ‘Design Against Crime’.
HSE has entered into an amazing joint project with BHSAD. Its students and researchers will help designers prevent crime! HSE’s social and cognitive psychologists (including students) will help the British Higher School in its Design Against Crime (DAC) project. DAC is a research initiative that is sensitive to social problems and is based on practical experience. DAC creates services and products that help prevent crime, increase the level of public security, and, as a result, increase living standards in general.
Vasily Klyucharev, Head of the HSE School of Psychology: ‘Criminals know their victims’ psychology very well and use this knowledge against us. As part of our partnership with BHSAD, we’ll help ‘decode’ criminal schemes: to understand what aspects of human attention and perception criminals exploit. We hope that we’ll be able to help the designers create crime-preventing solutions’.