I have made some postings before in lightstalkers and received very valuable feedbacks from the members.
Anyway, I will introduce myself again. My name is Yudhi Hartono and I am a fourth year Industrial design student in University of New South Wales. Currently I am working on my final project where I have to propose a fully resolved product for a market of my choice. At the end of the project, I have to have a product concept that is ready for production. I decided to do a project on protective equipments for journalists who work in conflict/remote areas.
I was initially working on protective equipments such as helmet, vest etc. However as a lot of you have pointed out, developing a bullet resistant equipments such as vest, helmet etc will get really difficult. The contractors have spent million dollars in developing those equipment. A lot of other journalists that I talked to also said that itâ€™s hard to come up with a more innovative protective equipment than what is already available. And also there is the issue with the product testing to make sure my design will work. I do not think I will have any access to shoot a gun to my prototype. My supervisor has directed me to pull back a bit and instead of focusing on bullet proof vests etc, maybe I should start considering the other area of Journalistâ€™s life such as; health (preventing from disease, how they store food etc) and their equipment (how itâ€™s handled or protected).
So, If you do not mind, I would like you to fill a short questionnaire that I have prepared. It should take you about 15 minutes. Your response will be very valuable to my research. Please click on the link below to access the questionairre.
Many thanks for your great contribution.
2009-04-09 03:17:46 UTC