Preparing designers for a circular economy goldrush; exploring the implications for education
2015 (English)In: Global Cleaner Production and Sustainable Consumption Conference, Sitges, Barcelona, 1-4 November, 2015, 2015Conference paper, Abstract (Other academic)
This paper explores the changing role of designers in a circular economy setting, focusing on the different skill sets needed for this role from educational and industrial perspectives. Relevant literature from the areas of Cradle-to-cradle, Biomimicry, Product Life Extension and Whole System Design are reviewed to begin to identify the requirements of design for a circular economy. Furthermore, implications for design teaching and the stage at which skills should be taught during a designer’s educational journey are explored.
The analysis is based on early experiences of course and curriculum development from three pioneering universities, and an expert workshop held at the Re-thinking Progress Symposium organized by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
teaching, design education, circular economy, skill set
Other Engineering and Technologies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-126977OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-126977DiVA: diva2:918323
Global Cleaner Production and Sustainable Consumption Conference, Sitges, Barcelona, 1-4 November, 2015