This study explores how design can be implemented in the Australian music festival context to provide attendees with more efficient safety measures, while maintaining the rich embedded culture. The popularity of music festivals has seen a significant increase in the last decade, however a reputation of dangerous behaviour has negatively influenced the public and political view of these events.
To ensure the continuation of music festivals in Australia, it is critical that appropriate methods are developed to provide attendees with a safe experience. The research identifies a need for a more reliable procedure for locating critical patients, as well as a more effective method for treating patients who are in an unresponsive condition. In response to this need, the research proposes a redesign of the standard festival wristband that utilises emerging location tracking technologies, as well as secure ways to store personal information.