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Design for Sustainability Survival Guide

By Conny Bakker, Ed van Hinte, Yvo Zijlstra

Paperback, 160

Design for Sustainability Survival Guide concerns all the details on applying sustainability requirements in design. It is a critical and concise overview of the important facts from all imaginable angles. The book is written and illustrated to inform, support, and inspire future designers.


The guide covers everything in sustainability: from personal reader experience to universal guiding principles, from energy use and the flow of materials to the role of time, consumption, use, circularity and reduction.

It includes tips, principles and guidelines to nourish design projects from start to finish. New approaches beyond the conventional are introduced and current assumptions on economics, technology and design are pointed out throughout the book.

About the authors

Conny Bakker, founder of o2 Netherlands, is professor of Design Methodology for Sustainability and Circular Economy at TU Delft, faculty of Industrial Design Engineering.

Ed van Hinte is an author, design critic and educator focusing on the consequences of mass reduction.

Yvo Zijlstra is a graphic-, editorial- and digital media designer.

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