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Making design work:sustainability, product design and social equity

Walker, Stuart and Dorsa, Ed (2002) Making design work:sustainability, product design and social equity. The Journal of Sustainable Product Design, 1 (1). pp. 41-48.

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Abstract

This paper discusses the relationship between the product designer, sustainability and the creation of good quality work within the manufacturing sector. When the principles of sustainability are applied to the nature of employment it points to a new direction for design and product production where ethics, environmental issues and social wellbeing become far more important criteria for ''success'' than is currently the norm. Awareness of the relationship between ''work'' and sustainability is not generally being addressed, but needs to become a part of a comprehensive approach to sustainability in design school curricula.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: The Journal of Sustainable Product Design
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Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
ID Code: 50303
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 10 Oct 2011 16:29
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 22:45
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/50303

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