C.9 Design Thinking for Sustainability
Design has a long history of sustainability and social justice. There have been many designers creating solutions throughout history that create value and health for people. Unfortunately, the design profession has also released egregious things that waste resources, harm people (mostly unintentionally, but not always), make people fell awful about themselves, and cater to the worst of our natures.
Design thinking is a movement and set of principles to reset this approach and use design to the best extent of its abilities. At its best, human-centered design (design thinking) takes great care to differentiate between wants and needs, with the former being surface-level objects of convenience and the latter being underlying desires one cannot easily articulate but get to the root of what is actually needed. Good design thinking processes aim to uncover unmet needs as opposed to simply catering to the “easy wins.”
During these 3 days we will talk about Life cycle/circular, human-centered and biomimicry design and planing (using Stanford, IDEO, cradle to cradle and design inspired by nature methodologies). Practically, we will use design thinking, theater/role playing, games, nature observation and multidisciplinary research - based teaching techniques in order to develop new human and nature centered solutions (ideas, products, projects and so on). At the end of the course, participants will develop and present their solutions.
- To build understanding, awareness, and comfort using design thinking methods and tools.
- To build experience in developing relevant "need" product and service solutions.
- To hone presentation skills, design skills, creativity, playfulness and critical thinking skills.
Start time: 10:00
Room: Zelt 17 / tent 17
Track: Kurse / Courses
- Zelt 1 / tent 1
- A.1 Klimawandel und Strukturpolitik
- Zelt 2 / tent 2
- A.2 Neue Ideen für das Rheinland
- Zelt 3 / tent 3
- A.3 Just Transition
- Zelt 4 / tent 4
- A.4 Corporate power, Fossil fuels and the Energy Transition:
- Zelt 5 / tent 5
- B.1 Psychologie im Umweltschutz
- Zelt 6 / tent 6
- B.2 Creating a Climate for Change
- Zelt 7 / tent 7
- B.3 The Psychology of Degrowth
- Zelt 8 / tent 8
- B.4 How to face the perfect problem?
- Zelt 9 / tent 9
- C.1 Gemeinsam aktiv
- Zelt 10 / tent 10
- C.2 Utopische Wissenswerkstatt
- Zelt 11 / tent 11
- C.3 Limits and potentials of social movements for socio-ecological transformation
- Zelt 12 / tent 12
- C.4 Activist Research in and for Degrowth
- Zelt 13 / tent 13
- C.5 Von den Sustainable Development Goals zu einer sozial-ökologischen Transformation
- Zelt 14 / tent 14
- C.6 Experiences of skills for micro system change and projection’s path to a macro system change
- Zelt 15 / tent 15
- C.7 Naturverhältnisse und Degrowth im Staatssozialismus
- Zelt 16 / tent 16
- C.8 Kurswechsel 1.5 Grad
- Zelt 18 / tent 18
- C.10 Transformatives Organizing
- Zelt 19 / tent 19
- C.11 SoftwareFreedomyourway
- Radio-Zelt / radio tent
- C.12 Rheinland Resistance Radio
- Zelt 22 / tent 22
- Mehrwert einer regionalen Energiewende im Rheinischen Revier
- Zelt 21 / tent 21
- Why ecosocialism?
- Zirkuszelt / main tent
- Theater der Unterdrückten