Fighting after drinking in pubs in Britain has been found to cost over 2.5 million pounds to the British health care system as there are over 87,000 fights a year. The British Design Council enlisted a local design studio - DesignBridge - to make the glasses more difficult to smash and less dangerous to the victim. They've designed two prototypes, the Twin Wall and the Glass Plus. via
After 30 odd years in the global design industry opening doors to new and frontier markets through exploratory user research, concept design, and innovation strategies, Niti returned to academia as a student to pursue a PhD in Product Development at Aalto University's Design Factory. Her dissertation looks at the contribution of design methods to foster agency and capacity for innovation as a resilience strategy to shocks at the micro-level of the individual. Her research approach has expanded the multidisciplinary lens of viability, feasibility, and desirability to a transdisciplinary one where participants generate the actionable knowledge for their own innovation pathways.