Design Practice Speaker Series

Prof. Tim McAloone and Dr. Daniela Pigosso

What sustainability impact do YOU want to have on the world?

Friday, October 25th

1:30pm London UK time


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The Special Interest Group (SIG) in Design Practice is pleased to present this presentation on design practice and research in practice.

This is part of a recurring webcast series on Design Practice of alternating researcher and practitioner presentations.

We are part of the Design Society.


Design Practice SIG

Our mission is to “foster interaction between academics and practitioners to capture, understand, develop, improve, support, exchange and share design practice.”


Guest Speakers

Tim McAloone

Tim McAloone is Professor of Sustainable Product/Service-Systems at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Tim has been actively working into the fields of Ecodesign, Eco-Innovation, Product/Service-Systems and Product Development for the past 26 years, with a particular focus on innovation and sustainability strategies, in close contact with industry. He obtained his PhD degree from the Cranfield University (1998) and his first degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manchester Metropolitan University (1993). Tim serves currently as President of the Design Society.


Daniela Pigosso

Daniela Pigosso is Associate Professor at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), where she is currently the Head of Studies for the Design & Innovation (BSc Programme). Her main research focus is related to Circular Economy, Sustainable Design, Product/Service-Systems, Sustainability Assessment and Business Model Innovation. Daniela has direct collaboration with a number of Danish and international companies, and serves as Chair of the Sustainable Design Special Interest Group within the Design Society. She is Environmental Engineer by education, and has a PhD degree in Industrial Engineering (both from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil).


This Session

"What sustainability impact do YOU want to have on the world?"

Decisions taken during the early stages of the design process determine up to 80% of the products´ sustainability performance (including the environmental, social and economic dimensions). Several tools and approaches already exist to support designers in taking informed decisions regarding material selection, definition of production processes, optimised product life cycle, design for circularity, etc. Nevertheless, the practice of sustainable design is still a challenge for many designers and companies. Join us in this webinar and engage in an interactive discussion about how to develop products and solutions that are more sustainable by design. We promise a number of inspiring cases and success stories – and lots of interaction!


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