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A Review of Sustainability within Product and Industrial Design Courses in British Universities

A Review of Sustainability within Product and Industrial Design Courses in British Universities

Year: 2010

Section: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

Editor: Boks W; Ion, W; McMahon, C and Parkinson B

Author: Watkins, Matthew Alan; Lofthouse, Vicky

Section: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

Pages: 346-351

Abstract

This paper presents preliminary research from a doctoral study which is investigating effective
sustainable product design education in British universities, with respect to how social aspects are
incorporated. The findings detailed and discussed in this paper relate to an online survey of academics
that teach on undergraduate and postgraduate Product and Industrial design courses within the UK,
undertaken between October and December 2009. The results show that the teaching of sustainability
is more widespread than previous reports have suggested, with most respondents evidencing the
consideration of social, environmental and economic considerations in their teaching. The
respondents’ attitude towards sustainability within design education is also shown to be strong. This
paper finishes by outlining further work to be undertaken by investigating best practice in the teaching
of sustainable product design.

Keywords: Sustainable design, British universities, survey, product design

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