HUM-398 / 3 crédits

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

Langue: Anglais

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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, project-based learning

 

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 of a project
  • Develop an innovative and sustainable project through ideation techniques
  • Estimate the potential impact of a sustainability-driven project

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 regular lecturer supervision

Expected student activities

  • Work in interdisciplinary teams
  • Attend regularly project consultations
  • Design a solution 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

  • 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

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Nombre de places: 60
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Design for sustainability II
  • Projet: 3 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Nombre de places: 60
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Design for sustainability II
  • Projet: 3 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Nombre de places: 60
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Design for sustainability II
  • Projet: 3 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Nombre de places: 60
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Design for sustainability II
  • Projet: 3 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

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