Creative eco-effectiveness

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dc.contributor.advisor Catterall, Kate
dc.creator Rios Velasco Urrutia, Clara Cecilia 2010-11-22T22:22:57Z 2010-11-22T22:23:09Z 2010-11-22T22:22:57Z 2010-11-22T22:23:09Z 2010-05 2010-11-22 May 2010
dc.description.abstract My research is focused upon what industrial designers can contribute in order to mitigate environmental problems often caused by their designs. The intent is to propose a procedure to integrate eco-effectiveness at the beginning of the design process, to consider it at each stage of the product’s lifecycle, and to measure that product’s environmental performance in order to make informed design decisions. At each stage the designer can follow this flexible process, which is intended to work in conjunction with individual creative methods while prioritizing the need for eco-effectiveness. The goal is to develop a procedure that is simple enough for designers to use every day and that could also provide means of verification, rather than relying on assumptions and good intentions. I acknowledge that efforts from a single discipline are not enough. In order to address the environmental challenges we face today, collaboration among disciplines will be necessary, as well as a change of behavior and attitudes towards consumption. This is my contribution.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Eco-design
dc.subject Design methods
dc.subject Green design
dc.subject LCA for designers
dc.subject Life Cycle Assessment
dc.subject Bioinspiration
dc.subject Design education
dc.title Creative eco-effectiveness 2010-11-22T22:23:09Z
dc.contributor.committeeMember Hall, Peter A.
dc.description.department Art and Art History
dc.type.genre thesis
dc.type.material text Art and Art History Design University of Texas at Austin Masters Master of Fine Arts

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