Please find the linked weekly readings below. Sometimes there will be a mix of required and recommended readings. Required readings will focus on key concepts for the course whilst recommended will offer broadened perspectives. Some recommended readings will be added as the course goes as per suggestion of visiting lecturers.
If you are not used to reading journals and longer texts, there are few techniques you can employ. We suggest the SQ3R technique.
Kuijk, A. (2017). SQ3R Method. ToolsHero: https://www.toolshero.com/effectiveness/sq3r-method/
PLEASE NOTE : The course book Design for the Real World is to be read by class on the 20th of February. Start reading this as soon as possible. There are copies available in the CEMUS library.
WEDNESDAY 23RD JANUARY / COURSE INTRODUCTION
Dewberry, E. (2012) Eco-intelligence: Designing for the Real World. In: Garner, Steve and Evans, Chris eds. Design and Designing: A Critical Introduction. London: Berg.
Margolin, V.(1998) Design for a Sustainable World, Design Issues Vol. 14 no. 2, MIT Press.
The Oslo Manifesto (2016) Website.
Video – Cameroon Tonkinwise – Sustainability & Design
Video – Welcome to the Anthropocene
Recommended Reading to Learn more about CEMUS Education
(I) Robinson (2010) Changing Education Paradigms
Sanna Barrineau and Lakin Anderson (2018) Learning “betwixt and between”: Opportunities and challenges for student-driven partnership
Hald, Matilda, ed. 2011. Transcending Boundaries: How CEMUS Is Changing How We Teach, Meet and Learn.
30TH JANUARY / DESIGN IS TO DESIGN A DESIGN TO PRODUCE A DESIGN
Buchanan, R. (1992) Wicked Problems in Design Thinking, Design Issues Vol. 8 no. 2, MIT Press.
Chick, A. & Micklethwaite, P. (2011) Chapter 1: Design is to Design a Design to Produce a Design, in Design for Sustainable Change: How Design and Designers Can Drive the Sustainability Agenda. Switzerland: Ava Pub.
Margolin, V. (1996) Global Expansion or Global Equilibrium? Design and the World Situation, Design Issues Vol. 12 no. 2, MIT Press.
Video – John Cleese on Creativity
Video – Creative Confidence
06TH JANUARY / INTERROGATING THE SUSTAINABLE CITY
Broms, L., Wangel, J., Andersson, C. 2017. Sensing Energy: Forming Stories through Speculative Design Artefacts. Energy Research & Social Science 31C, pp. 194-204
Petty, Margaret Maile (2014) Threats and Promises: The Marketing and Promotion of Electric Lighting to Women in the United States, 1880s–1960s, West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture Vol 21 no. 2, pp3-36.
Read pages 2-9 of the following book of abstracts.
Laven, D. & Skoglund, W. (2016) Valuing and Evaluating Creativity for Sustainable Regional. Mid Sweden University.
13 FEBRUARY / GAMIFICATION
Rohde, M. (2011) Sketching: The Visual Thinking Power Tool. Website. *This article also links to many interesting further readings on sketching.
Huber M.Z., Hilty L.M. (2015) Gamification and Sustainable Consumption: Overcoming the Limitations of Persuasive Technologies. In: Hilty L., Aebischer B. (eds) ICT Innovations for Sustainability. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 310. Springer, Cham
Lennerfors, T., Fors, P., van Rooijen, J. (2015) ICT and environmental sustainability in a changing society: The view of ecological World Systems Theory.Information Technology and People, 28(4): 758-774
Video – How Gaming can make a better world
Glaveanu V. P., & Tanggaard, L. (2016) Creativity – a new vocabulary. Basingstoke, Palgrave MacMillan.
A super interesting book with some excellent chapters. (Mirroring & Rules are great additions to the course)
20 FEBRUARY / LITERATURE SEMINAR I
Catch up with reading, especially Papanek.
27 FEBRUARY / DESIGN THINKING
Dorst, K. (2011) The core of ‘design thinking’ and its application. Design Studies. 32, 521-532.
Brown, T. & Wyatt, J. (2010) Design Thinking for Social Innovation: IDEO.
To prepare you working creatively in groups we suggest an inspirational reading:
06 MARCH / NON- EXCLUDING DESIGN
13 MARCH / PARTICIPATORY DESIGN
Westerlund, Bo. (2011) Reality Based Video Prototyping Video.
Sanders, E. B.N. & Stappers P.J. (2014) Probes, toolkits and prototypes: three approaches to making in codesigning, CoDesign, 10:1, 5-14
Westerlund, B. (2016) The use of the absent and Othering in design and critical analysis of PD activities. in PDC ’16: Proceedings of the 14th Participatory Design Conference: Short Papers, Interactive Exhibitions, Workshops – Volume 2, August 15 – 19, 2016, Aarhus, Denmark, ACM: NY. pp 29-32
Westerlund, B & Edman K.W. (2017) Dealing with wicked problems, in messy contexts, through prototyping, The Design Journal Vol. 20 , Iss. sup1, 2017, pp S886-S899. Presented at EAD12, the 12th European Academy of Design Conference, 2017, April 12 – 14, 2017, Rome, Italy
20 MARCH / TRANSITION DESIGN
Irwin, T., Kossoff G. & Tonkinwise (2015) Transition Design: The Importance of Everyday Life and Lifestyles as a Leverage point for Sustainability Transitions. Conference paper.
Tonkinwise, C. (2016) Design the Future. Video.
27 MARCH / BIOMIMICRY
Benyus, J., (2002) Echoing Nature, Chapter 1 in Biomimicry – Innovation Inspired by Nature. New York: Harper Perennial
Volstad, N. L. & Boks, C. (2012) On the Use of Biomimicry as a Useful Tool for the Industrial Designer, Sustainable Development Vol. 20.
Walker, A. (2010) Biomimicry Challenge: IDEO Taps Octopi and Flamingos to Reorganize the USGBC, FastCompany. Website.
Walters, H. (2014) The world’s best creative director – Nature. Ideas.TED.com. Website.
03RD APRIL/BEHAVIOURAL DESIGN
Nobel, N. (2017) What is Behavioral Economics and why does it matter? Website.
Nobel, N. (2017) Behavioral Economics in practice Website.
Behavioral Economics TED Talks (choose 1 or 2)
And for those really interested, some suggested books
10 APRIL / URBAN PLANNING FOR CLIMATE RESILIENCE
17 APRIL / LITERATURE SEMINAR II
Catch up on all readings
08 MAY /CIRCULAR DESIGN
McDonough, W. (2000) The Hannover Principles: Design for Sustainability, prepared for Expo 2000 The World’s Fair, Hannover, Germany.
Video – The Story of Stuff
Video – Re-thinking Progress: The Circular Economy
McDonough, W. & Braungart, M. (2000) A World of Abundance, Interfaces Vol. 30 no. 3.
May, S. (2011) Ecological Modernism and the Making of a New Working Class, Ch 5 in Parr and Zaretsky. 2011. New Directions In Sustainable Design. London: Routledge.
United States Environmental Protection Agency (2006) Life Cycle Assessment, Chapter 1 in Life Cycle Assessment: Principles and Practice. US EPA.
Nidumolu, R., Prahalad, C. K., & Rangaswami, M. R. (2009) Why sustainability is now the key driver of innovation. Harvard business review, 87(9), 56-64.
15 MAY / THE POWER OF IMAGES
22 MAY /THE DESIGN AND POLITICS OF A PASSPORT