Next assessment task- Design factory


Design! Make! Buy! Use! Dispose? Design is part of a linear industrial production system that too often takes things from design to disposal. We face a future of limited resources, but we still evaluate good design primarily by aesthetics or utility. Both of these criteria are important, but on their own they may not address the larger system in which the design is implicated. The alternative demands us to ask, critically: ‘What is the design made of? Who made it? For whom? Where does it come from? What happens to it next?’

As designers of the future, we can design less or we can design better.

Sustainability has become a widely used term, used increasingly in the context of design. But what does it actually mean? Sustainability has three components: environmental, social and economic. Can design be good for the planet, good for people and good for the economy all at the same time? Rather than design just to make things, can we design to challenge the way we make them? Can you imagine new ways that sustainability could transform design?”

My idea so far- DSC04623

‘Bio-degradable litter’ Create a concept of turning the material of food packaging, particularly snacks, into bio-degradable material.

If we cannot permanently stop people littering, we can at least change the material of the litter- if someone carelessly disposes a crisp packet for example, it will supposedly decompose into the environment in the same way a piece of food or plant would. Unlike materials such as plastic.


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