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the case for a new design degree: bio-d

When I first began teaching ‘Design for Sustainability,’ I proposed the following equation: form + function + sustainability = comprehensive design. It was a formula for discussing a ‘new’ kind of design, and a means of distinguishing it from the

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an acid test for design

Reading The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert made me aware of something potentially as disruptive as global warming. In addition to enhancing and accelerating climate change, carbon dioxide is changing the pH of the oceans. Last fall, Jessie

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form + function + sustainability = design

It’s great to be a designer, especially today when the comprehensive thinking, making, doing toolkit of design is just what is needed. If we are hoping that development will be sustainable, then design is going to have to create it.

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