Sustainable Responsible design thinking & practice
Design like art, is not easily categorised, is multi-disciplined and when it intentionally follows #ResponsibleDesign thinking and practice is of great currency, practicality and often stretches the boundaries of what’s possible. This page brings together related areas that are covered in more depth by the individual discipline pages. Design can challenge, inspire and educate in many ways especially if you look beyond the surface.
The series of #ResponsibleDesign core concepts are summarised well in Ellen MacArthur Foundation pages: The circular economy has deep-rooted origins and cannot be traced back to one single date or author. Its practical applications to modern economic systems and industrial processes, however, have gained momentum since the late 1970s, led by a small number of academics, thought-leaders and businesses. Cradle to Cradle : Performance economy : Biomimicry : Industrial Ecology : Natural Capitalism : Blue Economy : Regenerative Design Several Schools of Thought
The Circular Design Guides says: “The scale of what we’re designing has shifted from products, to companies, to economic systems. Who we’re designing for has expanded from a solitary user to an intimately connected web of people, spanning the globe. New tools such as artificial intelligence, the internet of things, and biomimicry mean our design ambitions are limited only by our imagination. Meanwhile, creativity has never been more important: the global economy is stuttering and disruptive technologies challenge established business models.”