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THE ROLE OF THE DESIGNER WITHIN SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT: PART OF THE SOLUTION OR PART OF THE PROBLEM

THE ROLE OF THE DESIGNER WITHIN SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT: PART OF THE SOLUTION OR PART OF THE PROBLEM

Year: 2010

Section: INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Editor: Marjanovic D., Storga M., Pavkovic N., Bojcetic N.

Author: Vint, L. A.

Section: INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Pages: 1847-1856

Abstract

Designers are considered as an integral part of the creative industry; however, in reality they represent the consequence business. Designing involves problem solving and improving people's lives; thereby, what designers create with every decision has an environmental price. The dilemma many designers are facing is seeking an internalised balance between readiness to make informative decisions to incorporate sustainable practices and constraints of being engaged in a commercial project, run by profit. Thus, ethical design with its degree of sustainability forces designers to make a choice.

Keywords: design, sustainable design, climate change, global warming, education

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ds endorsed conferenceDESIGN 2010 - 11th International Design Conference

DESIGN 2010 - 11th International Design ConferenceCreative thinking, computational synthesis, environmental concerns, structural complexity, mechatronics, modelling of engineering processes, decision making, research quality, product development, embodiment, ... Each of these terms covers a range of activities, practical efforts and research streams. Excerpted from the DESIGN 2010 topic and workshop titles these terms epitomise the multi-dimensional nature of design that gathers all of the authors and participants to the DESIGN conference events. Our...

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