Design for Sustainable Change explores how design thinking and design-led entrepreneurship can address the issue of sustainability. It discusses the ways in which design thinking is evolving and being applied to a much wider spectrum of social and environmental issues, beyond its traditional professional territory. The result is designers themselves evolving, and developing greater design mindfulness in relation to what they do and how they do it. This book looks at design thinking as a methodology which, by its nature, considers issues of sustainability, but which does not necessarily seek to define itself in those terms. It explores the gradual extension of this methodology into the larger marketplace and the commercial and social implications of such an extension.
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Sustainability is an increasingly vital subject for all kinds of designers, whether they work in industrial design, graphic design or architecture. This book clearly explains the key issues and debates to allow students and practitioners to adapt and integrate them into their own working practices.
Design for Sustainable Change explores how design thinking and design-led entrepreneurship can address the sustainability agenda. It examines how the processes of design provide methodologies for driving sustainable change in businesses, organizations and society more generally. Throughout the book, Anne Chick and Paul Micklethwaite present debates around design and sustainability and the integration of the two. In-depth international case studies and interviews put the theories discussed into a real-world context.About the Author:
Anne Chick is director of the Sustainable Design Research Centre at Kingston University, UK. Until recently, she was director of the Sustainability in Practice Network within WestFocus (a consortium of seven universities). She is adjunct professor in the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary, Canada, an associate editor of the Design Journal and a Design Studies journal referee. Paul Micklethwaite is a research fellow in sustainable design at Kingston University. Paul undertakes research, knowledge transfer, and enterprise activities across a wide range of areas within sustainable design. His areas of research interest include design and manufacture with recycled materials and 'green' branding.
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