Rape Data Analysis Kit
A physical user experience design project
This project highlights the effect that sexual assault has on the victim and forces the user to go through the many, mostly intimate, steps that a victim must undergo when taking evidence for a sexual assault. Over five years ago, 11,341 unopened, untested rape kits were found in a Detroit Police Department storage unit. The outside of the kit had the above message so that if the user didn't decide to go through the rest of the kit they would have a base level understanding of how serious the problem has been in the city of Detroit. Each step of the kit revealed more information about sexual assault, the victim, and the aggressor, along with statistic information.
Partner : Sarah Addy
Below is Raw data and statistics pulled on the subject of Rape in Detroit
Prototyping of the information about rape on a physical interface ( sexual evidence collection kit )
Installation of Rape Data Kit in the A. Alfred Taubman Center For Design Education at CCS
Below are more detailed images of the standard "Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit" used by a doctor when examining a sexual assault victim. Information on the ignored/untested rape kits found in a Detroit Police Storage locker as well as statistics and information on sexual assault.
After you open the kit you immediately see physical vinyls representing the number of reports rapes versus that of the acutal number of rapes that occur. Following that are the all the steps that a victim must go through to gather evidence against the individual that had attacked them. On each step is information pulled from data that related to the step itself.
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