Abstract

The notion of sustainable design has become increasingly prominent within the design community. As a result, numerous design theories, strategies and tools are available to designers. Yet, limited attempts in the field evaluate these activities by placing them in relation to each other or within the broader context of sustainable development. Based on a literature review this study develops an integrated framework which connects the areas of sustainable development and sustainable design. This framework may be utilised in two ways: firstly, to visualise the interdependencies of sustainable design and sustainable development; secondly, as an assessment tool to measure and compare the potential of sustainable design activities.

Keywords:

Sustainable Design, Sustainable Development, Design Strategy, Framework

Share

COinS
 
Jul 7th, 12:00 AM

Developing a Framework for Mapping Sustainable Design Activities

The notion of sustainable design has become increasingly prominent within the design community. As a result, numerous design theories, strategies and tools are available to designers. Yet, limited attempts in the field evaluate these activities by placing them in relation to each other or within the broader context of sustainable development. Based on a literature review this study develops an integrated framework which connects the areas of sustainable development and sustainable design. This framework may be utilised in two ways: firstly, to visualise the interdependencies of sustainable design and sustainable development; secondly, as an assessment tool to measure and compare the potential of sustainable design activities.

 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.