Masterclass: Designing for Sustainability

· 24 May 2021

Welcome to Masterclass: Designing for Sustainability!

Module 1

  • Discuss the fundamentals of successfully designing for sustainability.
  • Understand how to apply the four different thinking skills (for science & technology) during the design process.
  • Learn how the development of design and production skills support the development of sustainable and innovative solutions.
  • Explore smart design frameworks to support student creativity, and product functionality and usability.
  • Review success criteria to identifying and defining design idea

Module 2

  • Explore how an engineered system ‘smart product’ can improve the livability of a physical environment.
  • Review success criteria for generating and communicating design ideas.
  • Learn about the role of sensors in smart products and their increasing use in supporting future-focussed communities.
  • Investigate properties of materials to determine their suitability for sustainable design solutions.
  • Learn how to develop, record and communicate design solutions using technical terms and correct layout.

Module 3

  • Learn how digital systems connect together to form networks and transmit data.
  • Investigate the fundamentals of cloud computing.
  • Review data security and protocols for designing smart products.
  • Understand how to develop a data story to communicate with your user(s).
  • Review success criteria for planning and prototyping sustainable design solutions. 
  • Create a paper prototype of a user interface using a wireframe method.

Module 4

  • Understand collaborating strategies to support the design process.
  • Review success criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of a design solution.
  • Learn how to best showcase your design solutions to justify how your product meets the sustainable need or opportunity as identified. 
  • Apply an ethical understanding of working with others and sharing your ideas with different audiences.
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