Designing for Sustainability

Creating desirable solutions for people and planet.

Workshop Dates: July 9 – 13, 2018

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Environment, sustainable, strategic, human-centered, design thinking, climate change


Design Thinking is an approach to problem-solving ideally suited for ambiguous, systemic challenges. Sustainability, with its various interpretations, is such a challenge. For this one week course, designers will apply basic skill-sets, mindsets, and tools associated with Design Thinking to a specific problem in order to create a solution that is more ‘sustainable’. Core to this task is addressing the needs and desires of people in a way that can be sustained with the limited resources our planet offers. In the process, designers will draft their own definition of what sustainability means — something they can apply to any project they take on moving forward. Be prepared to get out into the world, talk to users, and test prototypes that improve sustainable impact with real people.

Learning Expectations

  • Learning about Design Thinking approach
  • Sustainability strategic frameworks
  • Environmental design tools
  • Develop a point of view that keeps UN goals central to all of their work.

Steve Bishop
Andrew Lovett-Barron

Where: United Nations City Copenhagen

Participants: People from all over the of the world. All backgrounds are welcomed.

Language: All courses are taught in English

Fee: 7.300 DKK / 980 EUR per workshop. 10% student discount!

Schedule: The workshops generally run from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm. Tuesday and Friday’s activities will run until 7 pm.

Enrol nowThere is a maximum number of 20 places available for each workshop, first comes first served. Enrolment will be closed when the workshops are full.

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