Recent Case Studies

Effectively communicating sustainability to mainstream consumers
by: Mirjam Visser, 2016-01-25 13:58:54 UTC
A study by the United Nations Environmental Program reports that only 4% of consumers actually buy sustainable products, this is in stark contrast with the 40% who stated that they were willing to buy more sustainable products. Other research sometimes …
Get inspiration from nature. And when you are at it why not enter the competition?
by: Mirjam Visser, 2016-01-14 14:59:03 UTC
Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. The goal is to create products, processes, and policies—new ways of living—that are well-adapted to life …
Master Class Persuasive Game Design for behavioral change
by: Mirjam Visser, 2016-01-11 17:42:40 UTC
Maybe you have been driving a modern car which shows the current fuel consumption. This is an example of a game to promote more fuel efficient driving behavior. It makes a sport of lowering your consumption in relation to the distance travelled. Makes it …
Alternative energies overview
by: Mirjam Visser, 2015-12-14 19:30:45 UTC
*Understanding Alternative Energies gives and overview of the most common alternative energy options currently available. Comes in handy for designers after this weekends climate conference sets a limit to the carbon era. It explains Wind, Solar, Tidal …
by: Mirjam Visser, 2015-08-13 14:02:07 UTC
The EU Parliament agreed to reduce thin plastic bags in the EU by at least 80% by 2019. The stomachs of most birds in the North Sea area contain plastic. How do we avoid using millions of carrier bags, which are all environmentally unfriendly? +A challenge …
iF PUBLIC VALUE AWARD 2016 impact beyond design Open for registration!
by: Mirjam Visser, 2015-07-07 13:26:16 UTC
Good projects change society. This is exactly what the new iF PUBLIC VALUE AWARD 2016 is about: projects that contribute to finding solutions to the most pressing questions of our time, thus moving our societies forward and creating additional values. …
Nature Inspired Design guide
by: Mirjam Visser, 2015-06-23 13:40:06 UTC
The faculty Industrial Design Engineering of TU Delft publishes the Nature Inspired Design Handbook. This handbook integrates the best aspects of biomimicry, cradle to cradle, eco-design and design for the circular economy into a workable approach. You …
DryDye dyes fabric with CO2 instead of water
by: Mirjam Visser, 2015-04-13 14:42:45 UTC
The Yeh group developed a process in which fabric is dyed by using CO2 as a medium instead of water. They concentrate on sports apparel and for instance Adidas uses the DRYDYE fabric in the THE Performance T-shirts designed by Stella McCartney made of recycled …
Empowering Responsible Value Chains
by: Mirjam Visser, 2015-03-30 09:09:47 UTC
Since design is more than making products beautiful to the eye :) Beyond Supply Chains identifies a set of 31 proven supply chain practices. The report shows that companies applying these practices can increase revenue by up to 20% for responsible products …
Win 500,000 Euro with your Sustainable Business plan
by: Mirjam Visser, 2015-03-25 12:35:48 UTC
The ninth edition of the annual competition for green business plans is open to sustainable startups from all over the world from 11 March 2015 until June 1st 2015. The winner will receive €500,000 to help bring his or her plan to market. An additional …


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