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Sustainable development design

  • Class 30
  • Practice 30
  • Independent work 90
Total 150

Course title

Sustainable development design

Lecture type

Obligatory

Course code

22-08-522

Semester

4

ECTS

5

Lecturers and associates

Course overview

The module sets the basic principles of sustainable design and how to utilizing a sustainable design philosophy to encourage decisions at each stage of the design process.

The module forms the vital part of the education program as it teaches students how to design to reduce negative impacts on the environment and the health of the occupants. Students will be able to use a sustainable approach and sustainable tools in the design process. This module is semi-project-based, meaning students will acquire theoretical knowledge as well practical projects with insight into the creative industry.

Students need to take this module to gain confidence with basic objectives of sustainability, learn about green design, circular economy, recycling and upcycling in the design process, sustainable product design, development of sustainable materials, and waste management. Through the practical part of the course students will set the foundation of a sustainable development design project.

Literature

Essential reading:
1. Penty J. (2019) Product Design and Sustainability - Strategies, Tools and Practice, Routledge, New York

Recommended reading:
1. Robertson M. (2017) Sustainability Principles and Practice, Routledge, New York

Further reading:
1. McDonough W., Braungart M. (2002) Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, North Point Press, [s.l.]

Preuzmi vodič za studente

Minimal learning outcomes

  • Determine basic objectives of sustainability and the importance of sustainable design.
  • Apply green design, circular economy, recycling and upcycling in the design process, sustainable product design, development of sustainable materials, and waste management - with examples.
  • Apply research process and definition of the sustainable development design.
  • Create the foundation of a sustainable development design project.

Preferred learning outcomes

  • Evaluate and interpret basic objectives of sustainability and the importance of sustainable design.
  • Critically evaluate examples of green design, circular economy, recycling and upcycling in the design process, sustainable product design, development of sustainable materials, and waste management.
  • Apply and upgrade research process and definition of the sustainable development design.
  • Create and develop the design process of a sustainable development design project.
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