- product designer
- The South
- United Kingdom
What products around the area of disaster relief should be improved? E.g. water, food, shelter, safety, medical, education, lighting, etc.
I have some time to design and develop a product this year.
I'm currently researching disaster relief, and the displacement of people.
In either the preparation for, or the aid distributed following a disaster (possibly in camps);
Do you think there is a current product which could be improved, or a new product that is needed?
I feel I've seen many great products already, particularly water sanitation devices (e.g. 'The Life Saver', 'The Life straw', tablets and many more), and many for shelter also.
Should I avoid those topics and explore other needs such as waste, medical or education?
Do you have an opinion about other areas to be looked at?
I am aware this subject is huge, but it's my first time asking questions here, and I'm intrigued to see if anyone feels strongly about a certain area which could be developed.
So let me know, but note that inventing actual medicine is beyond my expertise!