Design and the Circular Economy Workshop Series
Understanding design, design thinking and systems thinking is integral for putting circular economy principles into practice. Thinking and mapping at a systems level allows us to see the various elements at play around a product or service. Design thinking then helps us to generate new ways of doing things that are more sustainable. This series of three workshops will give you a sound understanding of how to approach designing for the Circular Economy, introduce you to various tools and techniques to help you put it into practice, and offer guided practical application of some techniques.
WORKSHOP 1 – MON 10 MAY
DESIGNING FOR THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Designing for the circular economy involves changing how we do things, and therefore involves changing our approaches, understanding and ways of thinking too. This workshop introduces you to the concepts of design, design thinking and systems thinking, and how they apply to the circular economy.
WORKSHOP 2 – JUNE TBC
DESIGN THINKING; TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES
Design is an intentional and iterative enquiry that involves taking risks and developing new knowledge. This workshop further unpacks the tools and techniques of design thinking that helps guide enquiry and find new solutions. These skills will help you to reimagine products and services to be circular and regenerative.
WORKSHOP 3 – JULY TBC
DESIGN THINKING IN PRACTICE
This workshop focuses on the application of design thinking to circular economy projects. You will look at case studies, undergo activities and learn practical tools and techniques for applying design and systems thinking.