Deep Design: Pathways to a Livable Future

Deep Design: Pathways to a Livable Future

by David Wann, Center for Resource Management, Center for Resource Management Staff
     
 

ISBN-10: 1559634200

ISBN-13: 9781559634205

Pub. Date: 12/28/1995

Publisher: Island Press

<p>In Deep Design, David Wann explores a new way of thinking about design, one that asks "What is our ultimate goal?" before the first step has even been taken. Designs that begin with such a question -whether in products, buildings, technologies, or communities-are sensitive to living systems, and can potentially accomplish their mission without the seemingly…  See more details below

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<p>In Deep Design, David Wann explores a new way of thinking about design, one that asks "What is our ultimate goal?" before the first step has even been taken. Designs that begin with such a question -whether in products, buildings, technologies, or communities-are sensitive to living systems, and can potentially accomplish their mission without the seemingly unavoidable side effects of pollution, erosion, congestion, and stress.<p>Such "deep designs" meet the key criteria of renewability, recyclability, and nontoxicity. Often based on natural systems, they are easy to understand and implement, and provide more elegant approaches to getting the services and functions we need. Wann presents information gleaned from interviews with more than fifty innovative designers in a wide variety of fields, and describes numerous case studies that explain the concept and practice of deep design.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559634205
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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