FROM ANTHROPOCENTRIC DESIGN TO ECOSPHERIC DESIGN: QUESTIONING DESIGN EPICENTRE
This paper proposes a change of epicentre in design and product-service development areas. Reality is showing us that human life is unsustainable and that we are not aware of the total dependency of the Earth wellbeing and its limited resources, and therefore the authors believe that there is no other way than changing paradigm. The document introduces the hegemonic paradigm, the anthropocentric paradigm, pointing out afterwards approaches that move towards a different paradigm and their limits. Finally, it introduces the basic concepts and ethics of ecospheric design.