Where the social and sustainable is the territory

Fennessy, L, Varadarajan, S and Glover, J 2014, 'Where the social and sustainable is the territory', in M. Westcott (ed.) Proceedings of the 19th DMI: Academic Design Management Conference, London, United Kingdom, 2 - 4 September 2014, pp. 1643-1657.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Where the social and sustainable is the territory
Author(s) Fennessy, L
Varadarajan, S
Glover, J
Year 2014
Conference name 19th DMI: Academic Design Management Conference
Conference location London, United Kingdom
Conference dates 2 - 4 September 2014
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 19th DMI: Academic Design Management Conference
Editor(s) M. Westcott
Publisher Design Management Institute
Place of publication Boston, United States
Start page 1643
End page 1657
Total pages 15
Abstract The contributions that industrial designers can make in achieving greater degrees of sustainability in the sectors that design serves are sizable. However the greening of product manufacturing has been largely transferred away from the remit of design and into technical and managerial areas within the manufacturing construct. This paper reflects on a decade of privileging the "social and sustainable" as core to the professional and pedagogic construction of industrial design in an undergraduate degree program in Australia, and the two decades of theory for sustainability in design that has informed it. The paper charts the modes and intensities of theory in this domain and describes the issues of design for sustainability as a technical, managerial or moral discourse for design within undergraduate industrial design education. In discussing the transitions of theory in design for sustainability the paper points the way toward new forms of social and sustainable design management and leadership as a possible future trajectory for industrial designers that look to direct their work towards environmental and social concerns.
Subjects Industrial Design
Design Management and Studio and Professional Practice
Keyword(s) Industrial Design
Design for Sustainability
Product-service System Design
Social Design
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