Florida Atlantic University (UNITED STATES)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2011 Proceedings
Publication year: 2011
Page: 6098 (abstract only)
Conference name: 4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 14-16 November, 2011
Location: Madrid, Spain
Abstract:Sustainable design is a cornerstone of 21st century culture. Being cost effective, energy efficient, and “green” are pre‐requisites to becoming successful in today’s various design-based industries. The ability to solve a design “problem” using sustainable means remains a rare skill, and requires a greater understanding of the necessary production processes. Students need to be engaging in new design/critical thinking, and practices that promote sustainable initiatives, and demonstrate the responsibility of the designer. These responsibilities compel the student to reconsider the vehicle for their visual communication, be it print or screen media, in addition to the longevity and primary objective of the project. What are the options available to the students – both within the classroom, and/or through collaborative and multi‐disciplinary practices? What initiatives are already in place, in order to demonstrate to the students that sustainability is a current and real design problem?
Keywords: Sustainable, Design, Green, Study, Learning, Challenge, Vusual Communication.