Tag Archives: sustainability

Design should put concerns for the planet equal to concerns for the user and the client’s bottom line

“All designers have an influence on the future of the earth through their work, and they can all work towards more sustainable solutions and to optimize the products, services or environments they work with within the limitations of the task at hand… Fundamentally speaking, sustainable design solutions are about making informed choices where concerns for the planet carry equal weight to concerns for the user and the bottom line of the client for whom the design is developed.” – Danish Designers Manifesto

This quote is from the fantastic design manifesto from danishdesigners.com. Read the full report here (PDF).

Thanks to @behoff for tweeting about the report.

Design is not just about solving for the negative; It’s about creating a positive.

“For a solution to be truly sustainable and good it must have a positive return to the environment and society. At the heart of any design problem is a question: Are we trying to make something less bad or are we trying to make things better?… It’s not just about solving for the negative; It’s about creating a positive.” – Eric Wicks

This quote is from Eric’s article “Solving Better Problems.”