31 Sustainable Innovation & Eco-design: Eco-design Implementation

Content description: The Ecodesign Implementation workshop will be held by members of the Design Society’s Ecodesign Special Interest Group. Our approach will be to take a series of different views on one common industrial product, regarding its environmental properties and improvement potential. This way, one common object will act as a vehicle for the benchmarking of different environmental analysis and synthesis approaches, allowing the active participants in the workshop to compare and discuss their methods and recommendations. All are welcome to participate in the workshop and observe the activities of the session. Furthermore we invite volunteers to become active participants in the workshop, in order to apply their own methods on the common product. We have room for 2-3 more participants. The workshop will sum up into a discussion of the merits and challenges of all approaches applied and especially also to the challenges of implementing ecodesign tools into real life industrial contexts.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009: 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
Chairs:
Tim MacAloone and Niki Bey