Whole System Design introduces delegates to strategies and tools that enable integrated sustainable product development to take place. You will gain experience of real life scenarios in which a holistic approach to designing for improved sustainability is required. Read more Read less

Delivering environmental improvements in products requires organisations to take a longer-term integrated view of their product and service policies so to support this you will gain an appreciation of a range of tools and techniques used to guide designers in responding to business requirements.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield Campus
  • CostTo be advised

What you will learn

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the design trade-offs and demonstrate a knowledge of methods to address the more sustainable development of new products
  • Discuss the definitions and scope associated with design for sustainability from different technical, environmental and social perspectives
  • Critically evaluate the use of life-cycle assessment techniques for the appraisal of product and process development options
  • Explore and synthesise concepts of design responsibility and the ethical agenda of designing for society
  • Develop a systemic understanding of the link between design activity and organisation strategy
  • Identify and utilise case studies from across design disciplines that have adopted a holistic approach.

Upgrade to a professional qualification

This course is part of an MDes module. Participants can accumulate credits towards a postgraduate qualification.

Who should attend

All creative individuals, innovators, managers and professionals who are interested in integrated sustainable product development.

Location and travel

Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world.

For further location and travel details

Location address

Cranfield University
College Road 
MK43 0AL

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