The GDC launches its Environmental Best Practices Guide for designers who want to make better design decisions for the planet. The interactive format makes this guide easy to use. So before you start your next project, check the checklist and aim for a simply sustainable solution.
Friday night, at our 4th annual Practivism event, the audience was asked to participate in a simple survey and answer "What three skills are required for sustainable design?" in order to be included in the door prize draw. The answers were inspiring -- see the Wordle event volunteer Jen Nichols created using the words!
As the theme of Practivism was Collaboration for Sustainable Design, I'm happy to see a 'collaborative' collage summing up our learnings!
Social change. It’s the adoption of new behaviour on a scale that is visible and sustainable.
Design. It influences our daily lives: our work, our habits, our outlook.
Practivism. It leverages design to catalyze the change our world requires. Designers are investigating the complex challenges facing the world, and our problem-solving abilities are being put to the test. We’re asking each other and ourselves: can design ignite change? Can we design with people, not for people?
Or, is design the problem?
We don't have all the answers, but we are pausing to ask the questions. Join GDC/BC for a dialogue about design’s role in creating social change.