The culture of waste – A designer’s dilemma
Richie, Moalosi (2002) The culture of waste – A designer’s dilemma. In 8th Design Education Forum of Southern Africa (DEFSA) International Conference, 22-24 September 2002, Clarence, Free State-South Africa.
This paper would discuss how designers contribute towards the culture of waste, which results in environmental degradation. Various reasons on why designers sometimes produce such waste would be explored. Contrary, designers can offer us our greatest environmental hope if they are conscious about the impact of their products on the environment. Proposals would be advanced on how this culture of waste could be tackled. This includes designers adopting methodologies such as user-centred design, eco-design and dematerialisation. These methodologies were used by the forth year Design and Technology students of the University of Botswana.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2002 (please consult author)|
|Deposited On:||02 Feb 2006 00:00|
|Last Modified:||09 Jun 2010 12:30|
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