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Demi: A case study in design for sustainability

Fletcher, Kate and Dewberry, Emma (2002). Demi: A case study in design for sustainability. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 3(1) pp. 38–47.

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The Design for the Environment Multimedia Implementation Project – demi – links design and sustainability information in a Web-based resource and was set up in response to a number of UK Government reports which highlighted the dearth of knowledge and activity about sustainability in higher education design courses across the country. This paper details the design and development of demi, discussing its content, structure and educational potential. Also included is an investigation of design and sustainability pedagogy, which discusses the importance to the demi Web-resource of a sustainability (rather than design) context and an exploration of the possible transferability of the demi structure to other disciplines, promoting practical and widespread action in education for sustainability.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2002 MCB UP Limited
ISSN: 1467-6370
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot Setdemi is a three-year TLTP-funded consortium project. Its membership comprises: the Design Council; Falmouth College of Arts; Forum for the Future; the Open University; the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce; Surrey Ins
Keywords: sustainable education; design; information technology; communications technology
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Design and Innovation
Item ID: 12631
Depositing User: Emma Dewberry
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2011 14:19
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2017 12:19
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