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Someone once said, "design is the first signal of human intention". If our intention was to satisfy consumers, then one might argue we've been getting it right. However, if we apply a wider lens, we are likely to see that we have been designing products that contribute to diminishing economic returns, ecosystem degradation and ill health. What's more, the way we have designed goods is undermining our ability to continue doing so in the future. The linear 'take-make-dispose' system uses up finite resources. It cannot last forever.

So what can? This iTunes U Collection contains some ideas...

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Someone once said, "design is the first signal of human intention". If our intention was to satisfy consumers, then one might argue we've been getting it right. However, if we apply a wider lens, we are likely to see that we have been designing products that contribute to diminishing economic returns, ecosystem degradation and ill health. What's more, the way we have designed goods is undermining our ability to continue doing so in the future. The linear 'take-make-dispose' system uses up finite resources. It cannot last forever.

So what can? This iTunes U Collection contains some ideas...

    • video
    Michael Pawlyn - Biomimetic innovation

    Michael Pawlyn - Biomimetic innovation

    Michael Pawlyn of Exploration Architecture, tells us how biomimicry can be applied in architecture to produce astonishing results.

    • 14 min
    • video
    Mark Miodownik: Materials innovation

    Mark Miodownik: Materials innovation

    "We are makers", Mark Miodownik tells us. We have created some astonishing products, but perhaps we should be ashamed of some of them, he says. We need to get smarter with our material choices.

    • 18 min
    • video
    Imagine a Chair

    Imagine a Chair

    This video was produced for a younger school audience. It asks, 'how do we make stuff?'

    • 2 min
    • video
    Design Masterclass: the Circular Economy

    Design Masterclass: the Circular Economy

    Granta Design outline their vision of a circular economy and how we should design for it.

    • 39 min
    The circular economy is part of the irresistible unfolding of a digital revolution

    The circular economy is part of the irresistible unfolding of a digital revolution

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    The promise of digitally-enabled circular economy

    The promise of digitally-enabled circular economy

    Article

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