The Designers AccordSustainability in 7video series delivers a daily dose of design inspiration by today's leading sustainability experts. Join in the conversation as they share 7 things every designer should consider when integrating sustainability into design practice.
In our second Friday edition of Sustainability in 7, Autodesk's Dawn Danby explores life-cycles thinking as a design principle, covering the ground from inspiration to longevity. The message that "we have to look at the whole system" is certainly one we've heard before, but Dawn offers suggestions for how to do so.
About Dawn Danby
Recognized by Fast Company in 2009 as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business, Dawn Danby has spent over a decade working in sustainable design and strategy. With Autodesk's Sustainability team, she works to integrate ecological and human impact considerations into the design practice and digital tools of 10 million designers, architects, and engineers worldwide. Her team recently launched the Autodesk Sustainability Workshop, an online platform showing young engineers how to apply sustainability to real-world design and engineering problems. Danby has an industrial design degree from RISD and an MBA in Sustainable Business from the Bainbridge Graduate Institute.
The Designers Accord is a global coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders working together to create positive environmental and social impact. Adopters of the Designers Accord commit to five guidelines that provide collective and individual ways to integrate sustainability into design. The Designers Accord provides a participatory platform with online and offline manifestations so that members have access to a community of peers who share methodologies, resources, and experiences around environmental and social issues in design.