THE WHAT DESIGN CAN DO CHALLENGE TO COMBAT SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN
Hosted by WDCD, STBY & Public Prosecutor’s Office
What can designers do to help combat the sexual exploitation of children? This is the question posed by design platform What Design Can Do (WDCD) in collaboration with the Dutch Public Prosecutor’s Office (OM) and the Ministry of Justice & Security in a new, invitation-only challenge for twelve design teams and one design school.
In this challenge, designers will have the chance to come up with new ways to tackle the sexual exploitation of children. This is a largely hidden problem that is difficult to combat. The OM therefore hopes that the participating designers can come up with fresh ideas and unexpected interventions. This workshop during WDCD Live will kick off the design process for the participating teams. To achieve high quality proposals designers need a comprehensive understanding of the issue. Therefore OM and WDCD are bringing together designers and experts from the field to join forces.
This workshop will give the designers the opportunity to dive into the design briefs and get off to a solid start. STBY (research partner of WDCD) will guide the process from unpacking the design questions to coming up with initial ideas. The designers will be teamed up with relevant experts, so they can gain a better understanding of the context of this challenge, and discuss the difference designers can make to this difficult reality.
This collaborative way of working is crucial for establishing trust between the designers and the many experts working on this topic. A trust that may be the base for new ways of working together.
In this workshop the design teams of NO MINOR THING CHALLENGE will deepen their knowledge of the problem they are beginning to address. They will get a better sense of possible different ways to approach this design challenge and develop ideas from a more profound starting point.