Eco-Social Innovation by Design (PhD programme)
The global goals for sustainable transformation require new design strategies, new forms of cooperation and unexpected alliances. The Lucerne School of Art and Design (HSLU), Switzerland, and the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, India, are collaborating in a jointly supervised, transnational doctoral programme to explore the diverse landscape of eco-social innovation from the perspectives of design.
Gaia Education, Design for Sustainability & Regeneration (GEDS)
Gaia Education’s online programme, Design for Sustainability & Regeneration, provides participants with whole-systems design skills, analytical abilities and practical tools to support the redesign of the human presence on Earth, one local community and bioregion at a time.
LeNS - Learning Network on Sustainability international
LeNSin, the International Learning Network of networks on Sustainability (2015-2018), is an EU-supported (ERASMUS+) project involving 36 universities from Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and Central America, aiming at the promotion of a new generation of designers (and design educators) capable to effectively contribute to the transition towards a sustainable society for all.
Schumacher College: Ecological Design Thinking
This programme offers a dynamic new way of engaging with the challenging situations we face socially, economically and environmentally.
We show you how to use ecological design thinking to unravel complex situations in the work-place, in your community or within organisations. You will learn the practical skills and knowledge to show you how to achieve co-created solutions, which engage everyone and foster resilience in individuals and communities.
Products can have lower environmental impacts by cleverly using less energy and materials. Learn or teach sustainability in product design & engineering.
Free videos, tutorials and case studies will help you design for energy efficiency, use greener materials or simulate your project's performance using tools like Autodesk Fusion 360TM, Inventor® and other Simulation tools.
Tools for Design and Sustainability
This site is for you: designers, inventors, and startup founders who are curious about your options and are seeking practical advice for taking action. The following tools allow you to jump into whichever topic you like. Each topic has ‘content’ for you to read or watch, ‘exercises’ for you to apply what you have learned, and ‘examples’ for you to reference.