Sustainable Systems in Design
- 2010 - 2017
This course examines theories and practices that encourage the development of ecological consciousness as applied to design practice and production. Thinking beyond recycled plastics and reusable tote bags, this course asks students to think critically about what sustainability actually means, and to examine the complexities in our choices of materials, processes, locations, quantities, production and consumption. Students look at how these theories can be applied not just to design but also to creative thinking and problem solving for the future. Topics covered include: systems thinking, materials and processes in production and consumption, behavior and user experience, design ethnography, and values based design.