Category Archives: Defining Design

Integrating Sustainability into Design Education: The Toolkit

In 2009 The Designers Accord convened an event bringing together interested individuals from academic professional institutions to discuss design education and sustainability, and to consider these questions: How can we move design education forward? How can we create a common … Continue reading

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BBC report on Emotionally Durable Design at Brighton University

Last week the BBC Today Programme featured an interview with Professor Jonathan Chapman and students on Design and Craft BA and MA Sustainable Design who are working on the concept of ‘emotionally durable design‘ : how do you design a desire … Continue reading

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Sustainability: the role of the designer

In Creative Communities: Enzio Manzini proposes that: “Fostering the transition towards sustainability is a question of establishing a ‘virtuous circle’ encompassing social innovation … and technological and institutional innovation (that can be implemented by the actors who, through their decisions, … Continue reading

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