12 How far does designer need to consider the worst scenario of the design usage? Especially marketizing the technology enabled services.
My professor who works at health industry mentioned they try out if their bandage doesn’t pill off from the water. When Boeing was finalizing their new 787, they tried hard to break the their new systems. Demo-ing the worst scenarios like what if every 200 passengers use electronical device recharging system in the same time.
Here we see designers consider possible bad cases and prevent possible errors and potential accidents.
I am wondering how far designers who envision the future with new technology should consider about the worst scenario?
For example, a company that makes a computer chip that people can eat that chip with drug and the chip tracks human condition and tracks one’s activity can greatly improve our health management. However what about dark side possibilities? I can be misapplied as tool to manipulate some human resource. For example, CIA or international spi organization can use this technology to manage their human resource more efficiently.
or spy certain figures body condition. Much like a Movie called ‘Island’, in digitally manage clon human’s body condition.
Designers render new culture and change people’s life. It’s very important to think ahead the great idea but also possible errors and misuse that may followed by innovative ideas.