WorldChanging posted an item about, “Designing Products for Sustainable Use.” While noting the usual suspects in the area of green design, it spoke about design going beyond the usual thems of recyclability, organic, etc. Dan Lockton, a Ph. D. student at Brunel University in London, is working on a theory of “Design with Intent,” an approach that builds in a strategy into artifactual design that will produce an intentional behavior by the user. It very encouraging to find that this design approach central to attaining sustainability in my book is showing up in schools of engineering and design. . .Continue Reading
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development has just issued a report, entitled, Sustainable Consumption: Facts and trends from a business perspective.
In announcing the report, the WBCSD admits that “the report says current global consumption patterns are unsustainable.” The gist of the announcement and the report is that world business is going to take the lead in rectifying this situation. . .