What We Want To Achieve

To create and trial teaching material for workshops with inmates in the UK and India that will help inmates understand their own design potential and ‘design thinking’ by creating anti-theft bags for everyday use.

To find out how design can improve inmate prison experience, by teaching inmates:
– how to design a bag for another that will help keep a person and their possessions safe and sound
– help inmates understand the business case for the designs they generate
– experience a new learning process ‘thinking through doing’ that they could apply to other areas of their lives

To help inmates:
– turn ideas into detailed designs
– co-design and make bag prototypes
– engage with customer profiling
– understand crime data (particularly perpetrator techniques) and translate it into design for anti-theft bags

To generate new learning approaches (‘design thinking’) to engage with inmates in ways that previous education initiatives had not reached.


Check out what Sam experienced thanks to Makeright

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