HUM-398 / 3 credits

Teacher(s): Laperrouza Marc, Aeberli Marius

Language: English

Withdrawal: It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.

Remark: S'inscrit dans le programme TILT qui regroupe des enseignements interdisciplinaires UNIL-EPFL coordonnés par le CdH (https://www.epfl.ch/schools/cdh/fr/enseignement/cours-unil-epfl-2020-2021/).


Summary

This course aims to explore and practice some of the fundamental tools of designing for sustainability with a focus on the desirability and economic viability of interventions.

Content

Keywords

design for sustainability, viability, desirability, ideation, prototyping, SDGs, interdisciplinarity

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

HUM-397: Design for sustainability I

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Apply an iterative prototyping approach to test the sustainability, desirability, economic viability and the technical feasibility of your idea(s)
  • Develop an innovative and sustainable intervention through ideation techniques

Transversal skills

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

Teaching methods

  • Group work under lecturer supervision

Expected student activities

  • Work in interdisciplinary teams
  • Attend regularly project consultations
  • Design an intervention through prototyping
  • Document and valorize the processes of designing for sustainability

Assessment methods

  • Project and documentation: 80% (groupwork)
  • Reflexive note: 20% (individual)

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants No
Forum No

Resources

Bibliography

  • Bhamra, T., & Lofthouse, V. (2007). Design for sustainability : a practical approach. Aldershot, England, Burlington, VT: Gower ; Ashgate Pub.
  • 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.
  • Nova, N., L., L.-H., & M., C. (2016). Beyond Design Ethnography. Geneva: HEAD.
  • Papanek, V. J. (1972). Design for the real world; human ecology and social change. New York,: Pantheon Books.
  • Thackara, J. (2015). How to thrive in the next economy : designing tomorrow's world today. New York, New York: Thames & Hudson.
  • 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.
  • Vezzoli, C., Ceschin, F., Diehl, J. C., Moalosi, R., M'Rithaa, M. K., Nakazibwe, V., & Osanjo, L. (2018). Designing Sustainable Energy for All : Sustainable Product-Service System Design Applied to Distributed Renewable Energy. Cham: Springer.

Ressources en bibliothèque

Websites

Moodle Link

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Design for sustainability II
  • Project: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Design for sustainability II
  • Project: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Design for sustainability II
  • Project: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Design for sustainability II
  • Project: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

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