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Design for Sustainable Change

Design for Sustainable Change

by Anne Chick

Anne Chick is director of the Sustainable Design Research Centre at Kingston University, UK. Until recently, she was director of the Sustainability in Practice Network within WestFocus (a consortium of seven universities). She is adjunct professor in the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary, Canada, an associate editor of the Design Journal and a Design Studies journal referee. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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and Paul Micklethwaite

Paul Micklethwaite is a research fellow in sustainable design at Kingston University. Paul undertakes research, knowledge transfer, and enterprise activities across a wide range of areas within sustainable design. His areas of research interest include design and manufacture with recycled materials and ‘green’ branding. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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AVA Publishing SA, 2011
  • DOI:
    10.5040/9781350088740
  • ISBN:
    978-1-3500-8874-0 (online)

    978-2-9404-1130-6 (paperback)

    978-2-9404-3977-5 (epdf)

    978-1-3500-3421-1 (epub)
  • Edition:
    First Edition
  • Place of Publication:
    Lausanne
  • Published Online:
    2018
Design for Sustainable Change
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Design for Sustainable Change explores how design thinking and design-led entrepreneurship can address the issue of sustainability. It discusses the ways in which design thinking is evolving and being applied to a much wider spectrum of social and environmental issues, beyond its traditional professional territory. The result is designers themselves evolving, and developing greater design mindfulness in relation to what they do and how they do it. This book looks at design thinking as a methodology which, by its nature, considers issues of sustainability, but which does not necessarily seek to define itself in those terms. It explores the gradual extension of this methodology into the larger marketplace and the commercial and social implications of such an extension.