IDSA International Conference

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 to Saturday, September 17, 2011
Event Location: 
New Orleans, LA

IDSA International Conference

Adam is co-presenting with Alex Lobos from RIT on teaching sustainable design with the help of industry, in a cross-disciplinary classroom. More about their break-out session below.


Education and Industry: Working Together to Advance the Practice of Sustainable Design
10:20-10:40 am, Wednesday September 14th
According to the UN Environment Program, 50 million tons of e-waste is created every year. In the US, only a fraction of our e-waste, less than 2 percent, is recycled. As demand for electronics grows, so does the issue of how to appropriately dispose of them. Companies carry the critical responsibility of designing new electronics that minimize, and ultimately eliminate, their environmental impact. Central to the solution is designing and engineering products for durability, disassembly, recycling, repair and upgrade. This session will showcase examples of "designing for product life" that have recently come out of academia and highlight the potential they have to affect future industry design decisions.


The Design Led Revolution

Let’s create a better future through sustainable design
Driven by designers and engineers, architects and entrepreneurs, educators and makers, this movement encourages the use of sustainable design practices everywhere to provide more for people, while taking less from the planet.

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