Themes

The world is well represented, as the 210 papers selected come from around 30 nations from all continents.

Papers have been submitted in the areas related to the conference sub-themes outlined below and the session (and proceedings) are structured around the same three main themes.

1. Design Research for Sustainability (DRfS)
  • Theory: papers presenting and discussing new theoretical considerations and contributions on the role of design in the transition towards sustainability
  • Approaches, method and tools: papers presenting, analyzing and discussing new approaches, methods and tools to operatively enable designers in supporting and orienting the design process towards sustainability  
  • Experiences and proposals: papers presenting, analyzing and discussing concrete solutions and artifacts developed as results of research activities

2. Design Education for Sustainability (DEfS)
  • Theory: papers presenting and discussing new DfS education strategies and curricula
  • Approaches, method and tools: papers presenting, analyzing and discussing approaches, methods and tools to support DfS education  
  • Experiences and proposals: papers presenting, analyzing and discussing experiences on implemented courses/workshops/seminars on DfS
  • Dissemination: papers presenting, analyzing and discussing strategies to disseminate DfS education

3. Design Practice for Sustainability (DPfS)
  • Approaches, method and tools: papers presenting, analyzing and discussing approaches, methods and tools to operatively support DfS practice (within design agencies, companies, institutions, communities, etc.).
  • Experiences and proposals: papers presenting, analyzing and discussing concrete solutions and artifacts developed by designers, companies, institutions, communities, etc.
  • Dissemination: papers presenting, analyzing and discussing strategies to disseminate DfS practice

Each theme tackles four design levels:
  • Selection of sustainable Material and Energy
  • Product design for sustainability
  • (Product-Service) System design for sustainability 
  • Design for social equity and sustainable social innovation.
DRfS sessions

 TheoryApproaches, method and toolsExperiences and proposals
Selection of sustainable Material and Energy New Approaches, Method and Tools to Sustainable Materials and EnergiesResearch Experiences and Proposals  on Sustainable Materials and Energies
Product design for SustainabilityTheoretical contributions on Product design for SustainabilityNew Approaches, Method and Tools to Product Design for Sustainability 
(Product-Service) System design for SustainabilityTheoretical contributions on (Product-Service) System design for SustainabilityNew Approaches, Method and Tools to (Product-Service) System design for Sustainability 
Design for social equity and sustainable social innovationTheories, Approaches and Proposals on Social Innovation for sustainability

In addition there is also a general session called Theories, Approaches and Reviews on DfS

DEfS sessions
 
 TheoryApproaches, method and toolsExperiences and proposalsDissemination
Selection of sustainable material and energy   
Product design for sustainabilityApproaches, Methods and Tools to Support Education on Product Design Learning by Sharing
(Product-Service) System design for SustainabilityApproaches, Methods and Tools to Support Education on PSS and Social Inovation for SustainabilityEducation Experiences and Proposals on (Product-Service) System Design for Sustainability
Design for social equity and sustainable social innovationEducation Experiences and Proposals on Social Innovation for Low-income Context

DPfS sessions

 Approaches, method and toolsExperiences and proposalsDissemination
Selection of sustainable Material and Energy Experiences and Proposals on Sustainable Materials and Energies 
Product design for SustainabilityApproaches, Method and Tools for Product Design for Sustainability Practice

Experiences and Proposals on Product Design for low income contexts


     

Experiences and Proposals on Product Design for Sustainability

   

(Product-Service) System design for SustainabilityApproaches, Method and Tools for (Product-Service) System design for Sustainability PracticeExperiences and Proposals on (Product-Service) System design for Sustainability
Design for social equity and sustainable social innovation