Published on June 29, 2009
EMBEDDING ECODESIGN AND SUSTAINABILITY IN MAINSTREAM DESIGN EDUCATION: INSIGHTS FROM WALES background context / activities / some observations
Ecodesign Centre Wales: build capacity and capabilities in industry, public sector organisations and higher education so that ecodesign can happen in Wales est. 2006 / small org. / industry / policy / research / education / communication
our activities with higher education co-develop teaching resources on ecodesign offer “trainer training” sessions for staff offer student support and guest lectures
all graduates to be literate in sustainability and ecodesign while being great designers
topics covered by resources 1. sustainable development 2. drivers of innovation 3. life cycle thinking 4. ecodesign 5. rethink 6. assess 7. design 8. communicate 9. product policy 10. (ecodesign in business)
source: NASA and UK environment Agency
image source: engine group source: engine group and UK statistics
energy saving products source: DIY Kyoto
social innovation source: Project H
rethinking waste source: inhabitat, Droog, Jens Praet
low-cost technology source: inhabitat, OLPC
institutional drivers source: Jared Tarbell
what value(s) source: www.flickr.com/photos/davebr
different perspectives source: www.flickr.com/photos/11288194@N00/
different perspectives source: reuters
negotiating language source: www.flickr.com/photos/robep/
understanding trade-offs source: Simon Kimber
stifling creativity? source: www.flickr.com/photos/framesniper
professional development source: ICLPhotos
creating platforms source: Jeremy Logan
laying foundations source: www.flickr.com/photos/itsgregr
thank you source: www.flickr.com/photos/itsgregr
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