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WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT

All design is powerful in its role in society. It is the all-pervasive social scriptor that influences almost every aspect of our daily lives, shapes our bodies, and influences our minds. At nearly every single moment of our lives, we are in contact with designed things. In this course, you will learn a full suite of sustainable and circular design strategies and how to apply them to the design process in order to leverage the power that design holds for making positive impacts. You’ll also learn how to manage trade-offs in decision making, along with holistic systems considerations, and engage in a product redesign using your newly-learned sustainable design strategies.
CONTENT + SKILLS GAINED

WHAT YOU WILL UNCOVER IN THIS COURSE

  • Learn the suite of Sustainable Design strategies and how to apply them to the design process

  • Discover the history of eco design and life cycle thinking

  • Learn how to manage trade offs in designing sustainable and circular products

  • Apply the learnings through practice activities

  • Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

    Instructor Bio:

    Sustainability provocateur, award-winning designer, 2016 UNEP Champion of the Earth, and creative change-maker pioneer, Dr. Leyla Acaroglu challenges people to think differently about how the world works. As the founder of the UnSchool and creator of the Disruptive Design Method, Leyla weaves together her skills as a designer, sociologist, and social entrepreneur, to create highly immersive educative experiences. She is a sought after international expert on systems thinking and sustainability, running workshops around the world and designing activating experiences, gamified toolkits, and unique educational experiences that help equip people with the tools to intervene and change systems to make the status quo obsolete. Her main-stage TED talk on sustainability has been viewed over a million times, she is the author of several handbooks, has written op eds for major publications like the New York Times and is sought after for her unique approach to activating positive social change by design.

    Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

    UnSchool Founder + Global Change Maker

    Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

COURSE CONTENT

  • 01
    Welcome!
    Show Content
    • Welcome to the Introductory Class on Sustainable Design Strategies
    • A Welcome Message From Leyla
    • A quick note...before you start
  • 02
    Sustainable Design
    Show Content
    • Read: Introduction and Core Concepts
    • Read: The Power of Design
    • Watch: An Introduction to the History of Sustainable Design
    • Watch: Sustainable Design Method Set
    • Read: Sustainable Design Strategies
    • Read: Moving from the Linear to a Circular Economy
    • Watch: Circular Design
    • Read: Circular Design Approaches
    • Watch: Core Concepts of Circular Design
    • Do: Product Redesign
    • Download: the Circular ReDesign Workshop Kit
  • 03
    Knowledge Check
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    • A Message From Leyla
    • Sustainable Design Knowledge Check
    • Feedback

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