Design Is the Problem: The Future of Design Must be Sustainable

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Rosenfeld Media, Mar 1, 2009 - Business & Economics - 317 pages
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"Design makes a tremendous impact on the produced world in terms of usability, resources, understanding, and priorities. What we produce, how we serve customers and other stakeholders, and even how we understand how the world works is all affected by the design of models and solutions. Designers have an unprecedented opportunity to use their skills to make meaningful, sustainable change in the world--if they know how to focus their skills, time, and agendas. In Design is the Problem: The Future of Design Must be Sustainable, Nathan Shedroff examines how the endemic culture of design often creates unsustainable solutions, and shows how designers can bake sustainability into their design processes in order to produce more sustainable solutions"--Provided by publisher.
 

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Great resources for those interested in sustainable design. Well explained, good examples featured, and easy to use digital version. Recommended 100%!

Contents

What Is Sustainability?
How Is Sustainability Measured?
What Are the Approaches to Sustainability?
Reduce
Design for Use
Dematerialization
Substitution
Localization
Design for Effectiveness
Restore
Design for Systems
Process
Innovating Solutions
Measuring Results
Declaring Results
Conclusion

Transmaterialization
Informationalization
Reuse
Design for Durability
Design for Reuse
Recycle
Design for Disassembly
Close the Loop
Super Summary and Checklists
Resources
Index
Acknowledgments
Photo and Illustration Credits
About the Author
Back Cover
Copyright

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