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Did you know that 80% of carbon emissions can be avoided during the Design phase? Join our human-centred Sustainable Design course. Gain practical skills, learn eco-friendly strategies, and create designs that put people and the planet at the centre. Ideal for business leaders, design leads, architects, and sustainability strategists. 


Through case studies, interactive activities, and discussions, participants will delve into the core concepts of sustainable design, circular economy, and design thinking principles. The course will focus on understanding how sustainable design can positively impact the environment, communities and the business. 


The core of this approach is the evolution of Human Centred Design (Design Thinking) into People and Planet centred Design, where the Planet becomes a key stakeholder too. The course will address two core questions:

  1. How might we adopt the Sustainability lens alongside the lenses of Desirability (the customer), Feasibility (technology) and Viability (business), and help the organisation to achieve the sustainability goals. 

  2. How might we frame and re-frame testable hypotheses and adopt experimentation as a vehicle to test them and measure results. 


Participants will get a comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices that drive sustainable design and its direct impact on people, planet and business. The approach will be customised to the specific ways each company works, where design thinking and sustainability meet Agile, Lean, Fast Path and Waterfall. By the end of Day One, participants will be equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to integrate human-centred sustainable design approaches into their projects and initiatives. 


Building upon the foundation laid on Day One, Day Two of the course will focus on the practical application of human-centred sustainable design principles. Participants will engage in hands-on activities to apply their knowledge and skills to real-world scenarios. 


Participants will work collaboratively to understand how digital services contribute to carbon emissions, how to create testable hypothesis, how to plan conduct and analyse results from experiments, how to map assumptions and identify risks, how to frame and re-frame hypotheses and how to measure impact using the Sustainability lens alongside Desirability, Feasibility and Viability. 


They will brainstorm solutions, prototype ideas, and receive feedback from instructors and peers. At the end of the course, participants will leave with actionable strategies and a roadmap for incorporating human-centred sustainable design into their professional practices and organizations.


By the end of the course, participants will be equipped with a multifaceted understanding of sustainable design, enabling them to integrate sustainable practices into their professional projects and organizations. They will leave with a comprehensive toolkit for creating sustainable design solutions that bring value to the customers, business and the planet. 

At the end of the workshop participants will be set a short assignment (2 weeks), where they should work with their business colleagues to map different types of hypotheses for a new service, prioritise them and select key testable hypothesis going forward. Templates will be provided to help them with the process.

Sustainable Design
Two Day Course

Who should take part?

Designers from various disciplines (Design strategists, Service Designers, Design Researchers, Interaction Designers, UX designers, visual designers, copywriters), Project managers, Product owners, Team leaders, and anyone that is eager to put the planet as a key stakeholder in order to contribute in achieving the sustainability goals.


We also run this course for teams of minimum 4 participants. Do get in touch!

All courses are awarded IOEE Certificates, recognised in UK and abroad.

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