Death By Design

PROJECT: Logo design

ROLE: Designer

While working on my MFA in Design & Technology at Parsons School of Design, I proposed a new class called Death By Design. It would study UI/UX issues through the lens of safety-critical systems such as medical equipment, nuclear power plants, weapons targeting systems, airplane cockpits, and so on. These are all systems where poor interfaces can lead to injury or death, and history provides many examples.

The proposal was turned down, but the logo gained a second life as an official t-shirt design for Parson’s Design & Technology department that year.

A non-Parsons version of the graphic is available on RedBubble for purchase on t-shirts, phone cases, notebooks, and more.


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