Learning Design for Sustainability

Learning Design for Sustainability

The world is facing a number of environmental, economic, and social challenges. Our future depends on sustainable solutions that improve our lives, without adversely affecting our neighbors or our ecosystems. Designers have a unique role to play in the way forward. Watch this course to explore the tools, resources, and best practices of sustainable design. Designer, educator, and author Scott Boylston covers the philosophy of designing physical objects, the built environment, and services to comply with the principles of social, economic, and ecological sustainability. He walks through technical and social innovations that are making real change possible, across a variety of disciplines.

Topics include:

  • What is sustainability?
  • Sustainable development goals
  • Nature as a mentor
  • Changing behavior through design
  • Innovating technically
  • Earning sustainability certifications
  • Social innovation and change


  • 英文名称:Learning Design for Sustainability
  • 时长:1小时38分
  • 字幕:英语


  1. Welcome
  2. Understanding the basics of sustainability
  3. A diversity of sustainable design approaches
  4. The sustainable development goals
  5. Unleashing sustainability in all its forms
  6. Life cycle thinking and natural capital
  7. Nurturing life by design through closed loop thinking
  8. Biomimicry: Nature as a design mentor
  9. The stages of learning for sustainable business
  10. Behavior change through design
  11. Measuring impacts in the supply chain
  12. sSWOT: From impacts to strategies
  13. Service design and the sharing economy
  14. The circular economy
  15. How certifications can build businesses competencies and consumer trust
  16. Reframing design opportunities through social innovation
  17. Social Design Pathways
  18. A different kind of client: Designing with people, not for them
  19. Facilitating change through design
  20. Next steps