HUM-397 / 3 credits

Teacher(s): Mélo Michka Sylvain, Laperrouza Marc, Aeberli Marius

Language: English

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Summary

This course explores and practices some of the fundamental tools of designing for sustainability with a focus on the sustainability, desirability, and economic viability of solutions.

Content

Keywords

design process, desirability, viability, sustainability, prototyping, interdisciplinarity

POLY-perspective :

  • perspective interdisciplinaire
  • perspective créative

https://www.epfl.ch/schools/cdh/fr/la-vision-du-cdh-poly-perspective/

 

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

None

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Identify opportunities for ill-defined problems through a structured design process
  • Apply a sustainability-centered design process
  • Develop a project proposal

Transversal skills

  • Communicate effectively with professionals from other disciplines.
  • Take account of the social and human dimensions of the engineering profession.

Teaching methods

  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Fieldwork

Expected student activities

  • Work in interdisciplinary teams
  • Document and valorize the processes of designing for sustainability

Assessment methods

  • Documentation of design process: 40% (group, during the semester)
  • Project blueprint: 40% (group, end of the semester)
  • Reflexive note: 20% (individual, end of the semester)

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants No
Forum No

Resources

Bibliography

  • Ceschin, F., & Gaziulusoy, I. d. (2020). Design for sustainability : a multi-level framework from products to socio-technical systems. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.
  • Manzini, E. (2015). Design, when everybody designs : an introduction to design for social innovation. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press.
  • Papanek, V. J. (1972). Design for the real world; human ecology and social change. New York,: Pantheon Books.
  • Thompson, P. B., & Norris, P. E. (2021). Sustainability : what everyone needs to know. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Verganti, R. (2016). Overcrowded : designing meaningful products in a world awash with ideas. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press.
  • Wizinsky, M. (2022). Design after capitalism : transforming design today for an equitable tomorrow. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press.

Ressources en bibliothèque

Websites

Moodle Link

Prerequisite for

HUM-398: Design for sustainability II

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Number of places: 60
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Design for sustainability I
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Number of places: 60
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Design for sustainability I
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Number of places: 60
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Design for sustainability I
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Number of places: 60
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Design for sustainability I
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17  PO01  
17-18    
18-19  PO01  
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Wednesday, 16h - 18h: Lecture PO01

Wednesday, 18h - 19h: Project, other PO01