Sustainable Design Course Reader


COURSE READER

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

Required Reading

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

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Video – Welcome to the Anthropocene

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Recommended Reading to Learn more about CEMUS Education

(I) Robinson (2010) Changing Education Paradigms

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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

Required Reading

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

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Video – Creative Confidence

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06TH JANUARY / INTERROGATING THE SUSTAINABLE CITY

Required Reading

Broms, L., Wangel, J., Andersson, C. 2017. Sensing Energy: Forming Stories through Speculative Design Artefacts. Energy Research & Social Science 31C, pp. 194-204

Recommended Reading

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

Required Reading

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

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Recommended Reading

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

Required Reading

Catch up with reading, especially Papanek.

 

27 FEBRUARY / DESIGN THINKING

Required Reading

Dorst, K. (2011) The core of ‘design thinking’ and its applicationDesign Studies. 32, 521-532.

Brown, T. & Wyatt, J. (2010) Design Thinking for Social Innovation: IDEO.

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Recommended reading

To prepare you working creatively in groups we suggest an inspirational reading:

What Jazz Soloists Know About Creative Collaboration

06 MARCH / NON- EXCLUDING DESIGN

Recommended Reading

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13 MARCH / PARTICIPATORY DESIGN

Required Reading

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

Required Reading

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.

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27 MARCH / BIOMIMICRY

Required Reading

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

Required Reading

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)

Thaler, R. 2009. Nudge : Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness. Introduction and Chapter 1 Biases and Blunders

And for those really interested, some suggested books

10 APRIL / URBAN PLANNING FOR CLIMATE RESILIENCE

Recommended Reading

TBA

17 APRIL / LITERATURE SEMINAR II

Required Reading

Catch up on all readings

08 MAY /CIRCULAR DESIGN

Required Reading

McDonough, W. (2000) The Hannover Principles: Design for Sustainability, prepared for Expo 2000 The World’s Fair, Hannover, Germany.

Video – The Story of Stuff

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Video – Re-thinking Progress: The Circular Economy

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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 ClassCh 5 in Parr and Zaretsky. 2011. New Directions In Sustainable Design. London: Routledge.

United States Environmental Protection Agency (2006) Life Cycle AssessmentChapter 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 innovationHarvard business review87(9), 56-64.

15 MAY / THE POWER OF IMAGES

Reccomended Reading

TBA

22 MAY /THE DESIGN AND POLITICS OF A PASSPORT

Reccomended Reading

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