Sustainable Thinking: Ethical Approaches to Design and Design Management

Sustainable Thinking: Ethical Approaches to Design and Design Management

by Aaris Sherin


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ISBN-13: 9782940496044
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 08/20/2013
Series: Required Reading Range , #34
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Aaris Sherin is an educator, writer and designer. She is an Associate Professor of Graphic Design at St John's University, Queens, New York, USA. Sherin is a frequent lecturer and speaker at both national and international design conferences. Her writing has been featured in publications such as PRINT Magazine, STEP Inside Design, Form, Leonardo, and Design and Culture.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The basics of sustainability and design: The role of designers; Sustainability 101; Creating change; Envisioning solutions; Motivators driving business; Expanding the role of designers; Case study: SHAGAL | iodaa

Chapter 2: Strategies: Terminology and branding; Transparency in business; The importance of strategy; Tools for business analysis; Interview: Amy Fox; Case study: MIO; Case study: Bambeco

Chapter 3: Design creating change: Communicating values; Challenges in the developing world; Connecting to raw materials; Case study: Magno; When good design goes wrong; Tools for growing a business and predicting success; Case study: Metalli Lindberg

Chapter 4: Design making change: Technology facilitating collaboration; How to design for a cause (even at home); Be a designer… for good; Case study: Chris Haughton; Managing effective collaboration; Case study: Elio Studio

Chapter 5: Imagining sustainable systems: When being the best isn't good enough; Case study: Project Masiluleke; New frontiers in recycling; Case study: Redefining raw materials; Reframing corporate thinking; Case study: A new twist on branding; Interview: Sali Sasaki

Chapter 6: Applying sustainable practices: Connecting sustainability and design management; The design process; Identify a working group; Marketing and communication; Vision targets; Technical targets; What works best

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