Circular economy can be described as a model that aims to rethink the biological and technical systems of production, consumption and afterlife to create a waste-free future. Circular design on the other hand, approaches this waste-free system from the perspective of creating tangible and intangible products, and aims to apply design thinking to establish a sustainable cycle.
This guide is the result of an extensive collaboration between academics and designers who have an expertise on various fields of circular design. Over the course of two years, this learning guide has been developed as a reader for the Circular Design Professional Development Course (PDC) that was created as a part of the Erasmus+ project Circular Design: Learning for innovative design for sustainability (CD:L4IDS) with partners from four European countries, Catalonia, Ireland, the Netherlands and Sweden. From each of these countries, an academic partner has collaborated with a design and an industry partner to develop, refine and test the modules of the course explained in this learning guide.
The aim of this learning guide is to help those who want to apply, teach or take the Circular Design Professional Development Course. The book relates basics of design profession to basics of circular design. In a way, this book is a “starters guide” for circular design.
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