Designers in Business interviews guests from across the design and business spectrum who share an interest in exploring the ways designers can build business confidence, and have a more meaningful impact on the businesses they work for.
Elisabeth Graf - What is the Circular Economy, and how can we learn to design for sustainability?
In this episode we learn about the Circular Economy with Elisabeth Graf, a service designer specialising in climate adaptation.
We explore how design is central to circular success, and the opportunity circular presents for businesses looking to adapt and thrive under the consequences of climate change.
Show notes and references:
Elisabeth Graf on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/elisabeth-lilli-graf
Elisabeth Graf's website - https://lilligraf.com
Ellen MacArthur Foundation - https://ellenmacarthurfoundation.org
BMI Lab Report: Business Model Innovation for the circular economy - https://resources.bmilab.com/ce-whitepaper-download
The BMI Business Model Navigator - https://businessmodelnavigator.com
The components of a business model - https://d.mba/guides/7-things-designer-should-know-about-business#business-models=
Google's Circular Report - https://sustainability.google/commitments/circular-economy/
H&M Circular initiative - https://hmgroup.com/sustainability/circular-and-climate-positive/circularity/
Wear 2 Wear - https://www.wear2wear.org/en/
Loop reusable containers - https://exploreloop.com
Rent The Runway - https://www.renttherunway.com
TU Delft Circular courses - https://online-learning.tudelft.nl/courses/circular-economy-design-and-technology/
Organic Basics low impact website - https://lowimpact.organicbasics.com
Frog Sustainable Business Model Canvas - https://info2.frogdesign.com/sustainable-business-model-canvas
Consequence Scanning workshop - https://doteveryone.org.uk/project/consequence-scanning/
How to Save a Planet podcast - https://gimletmedia.com/shows/howtosaveaplanet
Sustainable Standup - https://www.sustainablestandup.com
Martyn Reding - Navigating business context to maximise your impact as a designer and design leader
In this episode we sit down with Martyn Reding. Martyn is an experienced Design Leader and Founder of the Design Leaders Studio, an online course for designers transitioning into management roles.
We discuss why just a little business confidence can go a long way for designers, how to bridge the design and business culture gap, and explore how Martyn has scaled design teams in very different business context's.
You can connect with Martyn by following him on Twitter or checking out martyn.design
Designer Leaders Studio - https://www.designleaders.studio
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Design leaders studio is an online course, created to support designers taking their first steps into leadership.
Design leaders studio was created for designers who are considering or have recently transitioned from a practising designer into a manager role.
The course content was created by Martyn Reding and includes processes, tips and tools he developed while building and running design teams at Virgin Atlantic, Zoopla, MORETH>N.
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