Please find the linked weekly readings below. Sometimes there will be a mix of required and recommended readings.
Required readings will focus on key concepts for the course whilst recommended will offer broadened perspectives. Some recommended readings will be added as the course goes as per suggestion of visiting lecturers.
If you are not used to reading journals and longer texts, there are few techniques you can employ. We suggest the SQ3R technique.
Kuijk, A. (2017). SQ3R Method. ToolsHero: https://www.toolshero.com/effectiveness/sq3r-method/
PLEASE NOTE : The course book Design for the Real World is to be read by class on the 27th of February. Start reading this as soon as possible. There are copies available in the CEMUS library. There are three editions of the book and all are considered appropriate for the course.
WEDNESDAY 22ND JANUARY / COURSE INTRODUCTION
Dewberry, E. (2012) Eco-intelligence: Designing for the Real World. In: Garner, Steve and Evans, Chris eds. Design and Designing: A Critical Introduction. London: Berg.
Margolin, V.(1998) Design for a Sustainable World, Design Issues Vol. 14 no. 2, MIT Press.
The Oslo Manifesto (2016) Website.
Video – Welcome to the Anthropocene
Recommended Reading to Learn more about CEMUS Education
Robinson (2010) Changing Education Paradigms. Video
Barrineau S, Schnaas, U., Engström, A. & Härlin F. (2016) Breaking ground and building bridges: a critical reflection on student-faculty partnerships in academic development, International Journal for Academic Development, 21:1, 79-83.
Hald, Matilda, ed. (2011). Transcending Boundaries: How CEMUS Is Changing How We Teach, Meet and Learn. CEMUS. Uppsala. Ebook.
29TH JANUARY / DESIGN IN THE TRANSITION TO SUSTAINABILITY
Chick, A. & Micklethwaite, P. (2011) Chapter 1: Design is to Design a Design to Produce a Design, in Design for Sustainable Change: How Design and Designers Can Drive the Sustainability Agenda. Switzerland: Ava Pub.
Video – Cameroon Tonkinwise – Sustainability & Design
Video – John Cleese on Creativity
Video – Creative Confidence
Recommended Reading (particularly to read more on the sustainability side of things)
Robinson, J. G. (2004) Squaring the circle?: some thoughts on the idea of sustainable development. Ecological Economics : the Journal of the International Society for Ecological Economics. (48), p 369-384
Stockholm Resilience Centre (2019) Planetary Boundaries. Website
Meadows, D.H & Whright D. (2009) Thinking in Systems. Thinking in systems: A primer. London;Sterling, VA. Ebook -Acess with login to Uppsala University Library.
Margolin, V. (1996) Global Expansion or Global Equilibrium? Design and the World Situation, Design Issues Vol. 12 no. 2, MIT Press.
And for more on Transition Design
Irwin, T., Kossoff G. & Tonkinwise (2015) Transition Design: The Importance of Everyday Life and Lifestyles as a Leverage point for Sustainability Transitions. Conference paper.
Tonkinwise, C. (2016) Design the Future. Video.
05TH FEBRUARY / DECOLONISING IDEAS OF DESIGN
Turnstall, D (2013) Decolonizing Design Innovation: Design Anthropology, Critical Anthropology, and Indigenous Knowledge, Gunn & Smith in Design anthropology: theory and practice, p232-250, London, Bloomsbury.
TORRETTA , N. B. and REITSMA , L. (2019) Design, power and colonisation, Conference Proceedings of the Academy for Design Innovation Management , 2(1), pp. 204–213. doi: 10.33114/adim.2019.04.314.
Rolando Vazquez (2017) Precedence, Earth and the Anthropocene: Decolonizing design, Design Philosophy Papers, 15:1, 77-91
12TH FEBRUARY / A BRIEF HISTORY OF SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
Jacobus A. Du Pisani Professor of History (2006) Sustainable development – historical roots of the concept, Environmental Sciences, 3:2, 83-96
19TH FEBRUARY / NORM CRITICAL DESIGN IN THE GENDERED URBAN ENVIRONMENT
Ryan, Sarah E (2014), Rethinking gender and identity in energy studies, Energy Research & Social Science, Volume 1, Pages 96-105, ISSN 2214-6296,
Tjørring, Lise (2016), We forgot half of the population! The significance of gender in Danish energy renovation projects, Energy Research & Social Science, Volume 22, Pages 115-124, ISSN 2214-6296, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2016.08.008.
Petty, Margaret Maile (2014) Threats and Promises: The Marketing and Promotion of Electric Lighting to Women in the United States, 1880s–1960s, West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture Vol 21 no. 2, pp3-36.
Broms, L., Wangel, J., Andersson, C. 2017. Sensing Energy: Forming Stories through Speculative Design Artefacts. Energy Research & Social Science 31C, pp. 194-204
26TH FEBRUARY / SEMINAR – DESIGN FOR THE REAL WORLD
Catch up with reading, and make sure you have finished reading the course book Design for the Real World by Viktor Papanek.
4 MARCH / GAMIFICATION
Rohde, M. (2011) Sketching: The Visual Thinking Power Tool. Website. *This article also links to many interesting further readings on sketching.
Huber M.Z., Hilty L.M. (2015) Gamification and Sustainable Consumption: Overcoming the Limitations of Persuasive Technologies. In: Hilty L., Aebischer B. (eds) ICT Innovations for Sustainability. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 310. Springer, Cham
Lennerfors, T., Fors, P., van Rooijen, J. (2015) ICT and environmental sustainability in a changing society: The view of ecological World Systems Theory.Information Technology and People, 28(4): 758-774
Video – How Gaming can make a better world
Glaveanu V. P., & Tanggaard, L. (2016) Creativity – a new vocabulary. Basingstoke, Palgrave MacMillan.
A super interesting book with some excellent chapters. (Mirroring & Rules are great additions to the course)
11TH AND 18TH MARCH / DESIGN THINKING
Dorst, K. (2011) The core of ‘design thinking’ and its application. Design Studies. 32, 521-532.
Brown, T. & Wyatt, J. (2010) Design Thinking for Social Innovation: IDEO.
Westerlund, B & Edman K.W. (2017) Dealing with wicked problems, in messy contexts, through prototyping, The Design Journal Vol. 20 , Iss. sup1, 2017, pp S886-S899. Presented at EAD12, the 12th European Academy of Design Conference, 2017, April 12 – 14, 2017, Rome, Italy
To prepare you working creatively in groups we suggest an inspirational reading:
25TH MARCH / BIOMIMICRY AND BIOCENTRIC DESIGN
Benyus, J., (2002) Echoing Nature, Chapter 1 in Biomimicry – Innovation Inspired by Nature. New York: Harper Perennial
Volstad, N. L. & Boks, C. (2012) On the Use of Biomimicry as a Useful Tool for the Industrial Designer, Sustainable Development Vol. 20.
Walker, A. (2010) Biomimicry Challenge: IDEO Taps Octopi and Flamingos to Reorganize the USGBC, FastCompany. Website.
Walters, H. (2014) The world’s best creative director – Nature. Ideas.TED.com. Website.
Veselova, E. (2019). Design for Sustainable Entangled Human-Nature Systems. In Proceedings of NORDES Nordic Design Research Conference 2019.
Veselova, E., & Gaziulusoy, А. İ. (2019). Implications of the Bioinclusive Ethic on Collaborative and Participatory Design. The Design Journal, 22(sup1), 1571-1586.
Biomimicry Institute (2012) The Biomimicry Taxonomy. Available at Asknature.org
Biomimicry Institute (2012) Nature’s Unifying Patterns. Available at Asknature.org
1ST APRIL / NON- EXCLUDING DESIGN
Read Chapter 1 (Introduction) and Chaper 2 (Non-Excluding Design) in
Oestreicher, Lars (n.d) Non-Excluding Design – Designing to Exclude as Few People as Possible.
If you have extra time, have a look at these chapters from the same book:
15TH APRIL / BEHAVIOURAL DESIGN
Byerly et al. (2018) Nudging pro-environmental behavior: evidence and opportunities. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 16(3), 159-168.
Nobel, N. (2017) What is Behavioral Economics and why does it matter? Website.
Nobel, N. (2017) Behavioral Economics in practice Website.
Behavioral Economics TED Talks (choose 1 or 2)
And for those really interested, some suggested books
22 APRIL / SEMINAR II – DESIGN : A PROCESS FOR WHO, WHAT AND WHERE?
Catch up on all readings as part of the preparation for this seminar.