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Show simple item record Wever, Renee Peck, David de Eyto, Adam 2013-12-05T12:46:19Z 2013-12-05T12:46:19Z 2013
dc.identifier.citation Wever, R., Peck, D.,de Eyto,A. (2013) Teaching Strategic and Sustainable Design Eco Design 2013, Korea Shinville, Korea, 2013-12-04- 2013-12-06 en_US
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Sustainable innovation comes in many forms and sizes. There are different philosophies about how to design, such as EcoDesign, bio-mimicry and Cradle-to-cradle. There are differences in organizational contexts, such as multinationals, small and medium sized enterprises, start-ups and design agencies. Furthermore, different product categories and/or industries are suited to different approaches. What leads to a successful and sustainable innovation in one particular context need not necessarily work in the next.In order to make students fully aware of these strategic choices, a module was developed within the taught master s program of Integrated Product Design at Delft University of Technology, aiming at teaching students to perform a stakeholder analysis and a driver analysis for a given innovation project, in light of sustainability, and to empower students to discuss how sustainable innovation manifests itself differently in different organizational contexts, and to communicate about sustainable innovation using business language.The course ran successfully with 120 students. Participants were required to submit weekly reflections on a diverse range of scientific and non-scientific materials. Assessment was based on a scientific case study written on a unique and self-chosen historical sustainable innovation, and a single blind peer-review executed on the work of fellow students.This paper discusses the chosen set-up of the course, with the didactical substantiation. It also highlights pointers for other educators how want to apply similar teaching methods. The paper further discusses how this set-up allowed connecting ongoing research by senior researchers and PhD candidates to the taught master s program. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Eco Design 2013, Korea en
dc.relation.ispartofseries EcoDesign 2013 symposium;
dc.subject EcoDesign en_US
dc.subject higher education en_US
dc.subject academic skills en_US
dc.subject strategic design en_US
dc.title Teaching Strategic and Sustainable Design en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2013-12-05T10:11:58Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1555316
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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