During a Mass Casualty Incident, an array of protocols is activated and the exchange of information becomes essential for survival. However, incidents such as the Paris Terror Attacks or the Grenfell Tower Fire reveal that Emergency Medical Services lack behind today’s technological standard.
As an emergency physician, my father helped to develop Europe-wide emergency response plans in the 1980s. For this case study, I studied his comprehensive manuals ensuing to design Florian Intercom System, an application to bundle the information flow and to coordinate multiple relief forces.
The Arson Archive
The process of confronting the National Socialist past, known as German Memory Culture, has been crucial to the nation’s self-confidence after the end of WW2. Germans pride themselves on having confronted the horrors of the Third Reich but fail to face the development of a thriving right-wing extremist culture in recent decades.
The Arson Archive confronts the dangerous gap between the commemoration of National Socialism and the confrontation of the extremist spectrum today. Representing more than 400 arson attacks against refugee accommodations since 1990 the Archive gives a physical presence to a sheer invisible but everlasting heritage of xenophobic hatred.
In times of political divide, virtually everyone agrees on one thing: News is biased. Institutions that might once have solved complex controversies, now end up in bitter debates regarding their framing, rather than the facts. However, as established organisations have been caught twisting the truth all too often, it is unsurprising that mistrust grows.
Scepticism is crucial but nowadays feverish concern for truth disables authors and readers to agree on what is ultimately correct. To prevent the two sides from drifting apart Stichting Bema and NU.nl formed a community of knowledgeable readers and built a transparent tool that promotes sensible annotations rather than opinionated comments.
Fatconomy London Design Museum
First exhibited at the London Design Museum Fatconomy presents an urban fat mining system. Every year Thames Water clears tens of thousands blockages caused by fats, oils, and non-biodegradable matter being poured down the drain forming a concrete-like mass, now known as the fatberg.
Robert Charles Johnson’s research takes a close look into the efficacy of today’s waste economy and reveals fat waste’s potential as a biocompatible material. Fatconomy emphasises the importance of local consumption and craftsmanship as it proposes a new system for extracting and reusing fat.
Claimlane is a system designed to structure, accelerate and simplify the process of submitting returns while minimizing the workload for retailers and suppliers.
In one workflow multiple retailers and suppliers can be involved as processes are automated and streamlined. Furthermore the application offers analytics on customer behavior and satisfaction as well as insights on quality standards and potential manufacturing defects.