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. If products and services need to be re-imagined and re-done so that they don’t cause adverse harm at any stage of their life cycle, then design has to get smarter about how design and the environment are interlinked and interdependent.
This is a difficult and exciting undertaking, but first design has to take on the challenge. It begins by recognizing that sustainability has to be part of every design outcome. Hence the equation. Simple addition that can change the world we design.