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ADSD-605 Sustainability by Design (Graduate Level)

3 Credits

Explore sustainability challenges, practices, and creative opportunities within the design disciplines. Examine interdependent environmental, economic, and social systems, and their influence on the design process. The course is tailored to students’ experience and interests, while covering principles of ecology, climate change, resource use and conservation environmental risks and toxicity: responsibilities of clients and interactions with end users and other stakeholders: as well as design thinking tools such as systems thinking, environmental cost-benefit analysis, life cycle assessment, design for disassembly and bio mimicry. Students will complete work towards a portfolio and acquire a distinct toolset for the emerging sustainable design professional. Students taking this course at the graduate level will complete a well-researched project, using parameters to be approved by the instructor.