Ursula Tischner – Design for Sustainability: More complicated and more fun than you think

Design for Sustainability means Design that is good for the environment (planet), good for humanity (people) and that creates economic value for as many actors and stakeholders as possible (profit).Today almost everybody talks about Sustainability and a lot of people start to look for and practice Sustainable Design or Design for Sustainability (DfS).Unfortunately there is…

Change by Design (or by Disaster)

As a designer, we can support exactly this social learning cycle: We can communicate better and more appropriate to the target group (story-telling, edutainment, etc.) in order to raise awareness of sustainability issues and relate to personal behavior. Then we can try to enhance extrinsic or intrinsic motivation, e.g. Showing role models and positive examples,…

EcoDesign in Handcraft Product Development

From the beginning of 2002 to the end of 2003, the Academy of Design of the Chamber of Craft in Aachen together with econcept carried out the project “EcoDesign in handcraft product development“. The project was promoted by the federal Ministry of Commerce and Technology and the Ministry of Commerce and Energy of North Rhine-Westphalia.…

Ecological Concepts of Product Design

Implementation of ecological concepts of product design amongst the companies of mechanical engineering industry The project “Espresso” has been developed together with the Business Unit Prepress sector from Kiel, as well as with the Lynotyoe/Hell printing machines from Heidelberg. It was about the integration of concepts of ecological product design within the company. Ecological design…