In this unit, you will learn about ‘circular design’ - a system of design that explicitly focuses on enabling the continuous re-use of resources, including waste and by-products, so that they are fed back into the design loop and used again.
You will examine the role of circular design in the wider context of the emerging ‘circular economy,’ an economic system that supports sustainability, resilience, long-term value and environmental responsibility by replacing linear approaches (i.e. make – use – dispose) with cyclical approaches (e.g. recycling, up- and down-cycling, re-purposing and re-engineering) to all forms of production.
Through applied work and case studies, you will investigate how design approaches are used to maximise sustainability by planning and building in features that enable products to extend beyond a single lifecycle into multiple generations and learn how to apply these approaches in practice.
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- International students
- Domestic students
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1. Identify and communicate principles and applications of circular design
2. Evaluate and reflect on circular design implementation and applications
3. Apply circular design practices to real world problems
4. Blend circular design principles and design thinking into workplace practice
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Two hour tutorial and three hours of collaborative workshops per week.
Launceston and Hobart students will study at Foundry campuses.
AT1: Innovation case study (30%)
AT2: Product evaluation (30%)
AT3: Circular product design & rationale (40%)
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