As a cultivated form of invention, product design is a deeply human phenomenon that enables us to shape, modify and alter the world around us – for better or worse. The recent emergence of the sustainability imperative in product design compels us to recalibrate the parameters of good design in an unsustainable age. Written by designers, for designers, the Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Product Design presents the first systematic overview of the burgeoning field of sustainable product design. Brimming with intelligent viewpoints, critical propositions, practical examples and rich theoretical analyses, this book provides an essential point of reference for scholars and practitioners at the intersection of product design and sustainability. The book takes readers to the depth of our engagements with the designed world to advance the social and ecological purpose of product design as a critical twenty-first-century practice. Comprising 35 chapters across 6 thematic parts, the book’s contributors include the most significant international thinkers in this dynamic and evolving field.
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About the Author
Jonathan Chapman is Professor and Director of Doctoral Studies at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design. His research shapes future design paradigms for longer-lasting materials, products and user experiences – an approach he defines as 'emotionally durable design'. He has developed this research with over 100 global businesses and governmental bodies – from Sony, Puma, The Body Shop and Philips to the House of Lords and the United Nations – advancing the social and ecological relevance of their products, technologies and systems. Professor Chapman's work in sustainable design has generated international media attention from publications such as The New York Times, The Guardian, The Independent, CNN International and BBC Radio 4. New Scientist described him as ‘a mover and shaker’ and a ‘new breed of sustainable design thinker’.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part 1: The Made World 1. A Brief History of (Un)sustainable Design
Damon Taylor 2. The Half-Life of a Sustainable Emotion: Searching for meaning in product usage Gerald Cupchik 3. A Renaissance of Animism: A meditation on the relationship between things and their makers Michael Leube 4. The Object of Nightingales: Design values for a meaningful material culture Stuart Walker 5. Challenges of the Cultural Differentiation of Technology Petran Kockelkoren 6. Sustainable Product Design: An Oxymoron? Clive Dilnot Part 2: Agents of Change 7. Sustainable Thinking Aaris Sherin 8. Engaging Designers in Sustainability Vicky Lofthouse 9. Design for Sustainable Behaviour Debra Lilley & Garrath Wilson 10. Mending Broken Promises in Sustainable Design Alex Lobos 11. Sharing, Materialism and Design for Sustainability Russell Belk 12. A Journey of Two Designers Yorick Benjamin Part 3: Materials and Processes 13. Conflict Minerals and the Politics of Stuff Colin Fitzpatrick 14. Materially Yours Elvin Karana, Elisa Giaccardi & Valentina Rognoli 15. Mediating Matters Nick Gant 16. Print to Repair: 3D printing and product repair Miles Park 17. Unmaking Waste Robert Crocker Part 4: User Experience 18. Emotional Sustainability Deana McDonagh 19. Pleasant Experiences and Sustainable Design Juan Carlos Ortiz Nicolás 20. Surprising Longevity Silvia Grimaldi 21. Design for Sustainable Use using Principles of Behaviour Change Casper Boks & Johannes Zachrisson Daae 22. Hacking the Probehead: Manipulations for social sustainability Otto von Busch 23. Transitions in Sociotechnical Conditions that afford Usership: Sustainable Who? Cameron Tonkinwise Part 5: Systems and Services 24. Product Service Systems and the Future of Design Tracy Bhamra & Ricardo Hernandez 25. A Consumer’s Perspective on the Circular Economy Ruth Mugge 26. Designing Circular Possessions Weston Baxter & Peter Childs 27. Longer-Lasting Products and Services Tim Cooper 28. How about Dinner? Concepts and methods in designing for sustainable lifestyles Annelise de Jong & Ramia Maze 29. The Sustainable Energy for All Design Scenario Carlo Vezzoli and Elisa Bacchetti Part 6: Design Futures 30. From Good to the Greater Good Anna Pohlmeyer & Pieter Desmet 31. Plans and Speculated Actions: Design, behaviour and complexity in sustainable futures Dan Lockton & Veronica Ranner 32. From Products to Relations: Adding ‘jeong’ to the metadesigner’s vocabulary John Wood 33. Products Of the Open Design Context Paul Micklethwaite 34. Promoting Sustainability through Mindful Design Kristina Niedderer 35. Design for Social Innovation and new Product Contexts Nicola Morelli Index