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S3-E7: Intentional design & submersibles

WARNING: Fatalities are discussed in this episode.

“I didn’t really read the article, I just looked at the pictures,” admits Trajce. Alan and Sara burst into fits of laughter while Sara admits that she reads the comics before the news.

Sara recounts a tale of tennis players who recall the play-by-play points of their matches, even those played 20 years ago. She asks, “How do you temper the passion that is required of a world class winner when behaviours can be deemed to be aggressive by regulators?” The team link this discussion to the idea of thrill-seeking risk behaviour in exploration expeditions like the June 2023 Titanic Submersible. This unfortunate expedition led to a catastrophic high-pressure underwater implosion and the deaths of all five explorers. Alan asks, “What were the fail-safe provisions that were made?” Sara explains a research topic on off-the-road tyre handling and the visual storytelling that was developed to prompt design improvements. Alan, Trajce, and Sara explore their new lexicon of the A-E-I-O-U of design and work health and safety. “Visual storytelling through a lens of design makes occupational health and safety vibrant and, dare I say it, even sexy?” Trajce provokes.