Academic Catalog

ID561 PRODUCT DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITY

Course Code: 1250561
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(2-2)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Industrial Design
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. ALA DOAN
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Definition of approaches, concepts and insights into product design, sustainability and contemporary issues by addressing three strands of sustainability,ecological, economic and ethical. Review of various systems thinking and design-based approaches as they relate to sustainability and product design. Design and conduct of research projects by students through examining the nature of objects and their relationship to sustainability within a design-centered approach.