Waste as a starting point – how to educate design students to become active agents in closing material loops
Paper in proceedings, 2014

The Waste to Design project gives students a framework to do their thesis on trying to use industrial waste for new production. The first year of the project saw four theses, shedding light on the design process required for this type of work. The most common difficulties observed were uncertainties about material properties, production possibilities and regulations. This made students strive to connect and collaborate with people from other backgrounds, suggesting that improving cross-disciplinary collaboration skills in design education would facilitate this type of work.

Author

Isabel Ordonez Pizarro

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Design and Human Factors

University of Gothenburg

Mistra Urban Futures

Oskar Rexfelt

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Design and Human Factors

University of Gothenburg

Mistra Urban Futures

Ulrike Rahe

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Design and Human Factors

Mistra Urban Futures

University of Gothenburg

International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, 4 & 5 September 2014, University Of Twente, The Netherlands

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Subject Categories

Design

Areas of Advance

Production

Materials Science

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10/7/2017