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demi: linking design with sustainability

Dewberry, Emma and Fletcher, Kate (2001). demi: linking design with sustainability. In: The 7th European Roundtable on Cleaner Production, IIIEE, 2-4 May 2001, Lund, Sweden.

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This paper describes an educational framework offering one possible approach to linking sustainability and design. This framework, developed as part of the demi project, provides links to information new to designers thereby challenging the design status quo. For example, it incorporates the integration of different communities within designing - often from outside traditional boundaries - and an appreciation of environmental and social impacts as designs are conceived, produced, used and then discarded. The paper discusses the demi framework, its content and its educational potential. Further, it explores the possible transferability of the framework to other disciplines, promoting practical and widespread action in education for sustainability.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2001 The Authors, 2001 IIIEE
Extra Information: p 306 of URL for Dewberry's abstract
Keywords: sustainability; education; design
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: 27047
Depositing User: Emma Dewberry
Date Deposited: 24 May 2011 08:01
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2018 21:14
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