Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand | Audio

Prisons and Paradise

On this episode, Michael says:
Prisons are remarkable design environments when you think about it, because there are few experience that humans can have where every aspect of them — from the architecture to the lighting to the experience design to the social design — has been minutely worked out, minute by minute, inch by inch, to deliver a certain effect
He and Jessica discuss a few examples of the intersection of prison and design, from the Guardian’s VR story about solitary confinement to experiments with design thinking workshops for prisoners.

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Comments [2]

Thanks for this interview, several words are difficult for me, because I'm a french reader, but I have understood the general idea. :)
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Hi, I wanted to let you know that your link to the movie containment leads to the wrong film. Please edit for future passionate design observers!
John Park

Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand Jessica Helfand, a founding editor of Design Observer, is an award-winning graphic designer and writer. A former contributing editor and columnist for Print, Eye and Communications Arts magazine, she is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale and a recent laureate of the Art Director’s Hall of Fame. Jessica received both her BA and MFA from Yale University where she has taught since 1994. In 2013, she won the AIGA medal.

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