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The relationship of design to cultural, economic and environment
Design & Technology
Pages 3 (753 words)
Sustainability is one of the world’s fastest growing phenomena when it comes to cultural, economic and environmental influence on people. Sustainability could simply be explained to be a capacity to last (Walker, 2008). …
Sustainability could simply be explained to be a capacity to last (Walker, 2008). Designers have been blamed for most of the world’s waste produced, even though only a few percentage of the world’s population are designers. In his estimation, Margolin (1998) posits that the somewhat 5% of the world’s population made up of designers contribute to as many of 25% of the world’s waste. In effect, a call for sustainability could be a direct call on the designer to act in such a way that the eventual outcome of his work does not become fit only for the waste ground. There are indeed several aspects of sustainability that the designer may play a role, including cultural, economic and environment sustainability (Chris, 2004). This paper shall therefore put emphasis on how good design that is produced as a product of the lifecycle analysis can contribute to achieving cultural, economic and environmental sustainability. Design and Cultural Sustainability Cultural sustainability is achieved in an environment where the basic principles of inter-human connectivity and appreciation given to a concept re maintained (Margolin, 1998). In design therefore, cultural sustainability can be said to have been achieved if the societal appreciation given to a piece of design or product of design is made to last over generations. ...
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