Designing out Insecure Societies

Designing out Insecure Societies: Vera Winthagen at TEDxHagueAcademySalon

Conventional responses to issues ranging from bike theft to terrorist threats -- security cameras, fences, tougher punishments -- only contribute to a climate of fear, says Vera Winthagen. She argues that we need to look carefully at the reality behind our fear, and she proposes a fresh approach to society's security concerns: design thinking.

Vera Winthagen heads the Designing Out Crime programme at Eindhoven University of Technology.