'Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.'
Designers and sustainabillity
Designers should define their role as agents of good in the world and limit their work to products that are needed and can be made without damage nature people to nature or people.
What are the big sustainability issues for designers?
1. Resource use
We use so much and so many materials. Many of the products we use daily use materials that are in
scarce supply and are non‐renewable. If everyone in the world used as any resources as we do in the UK, we’d need 3 planets to sustain us.
2. Climate Change
Many products use a lot of energy to;
•Process materials and produce
•Use and dispose
The energy used throughout the product ‘lifecycle’ releases carbon dioxide,
which contributes towards climate change.