Fontana identity & design regularly partners with Yellow design Foundation (YdF) on a number of international design projects in Europe, the Far and Near East, Central Asia, and beyond. Together with YdF―which is Belgium's internationally-minded Design Foundation―we develop wide-ranging, in-depth research relating to the perception of security and impact of design in public transport and public spaces.
This detailed on-going, field research for various international mobility and urban interest organisations has lead to SPIN-UP design research activities and to the creation from the bottom up of our Security Perception in Urban Public Transport programme (SPIN-UP). SPIN-UP has been accepted and applied by numerous public transport operators and their authorities as well as town centre management organisations.
Our international, multidisciplinary team is rooted in the Heterotopia concept, which is a methodology for research and intelligence on the design of inter-modal interchanges and the quality of living in urban space. This research is on-going and expanding yearly.