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Programme

Certificate in Design for Sustainability and Circular Economies

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When:
Wednesday 15th February 2023 14pm-17pm TBC (12-weeks duration)
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Where:

Hybrid Studio-Based learning:
• 10 weeks of online studio (5 hours per week)
• 2 in-person sessions (2x5 hour days)
• Independent Learning (125 hours expected)

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Cost:

***Members of IDI, ICAD, 100 archive, IAPI: €849
Non-members: €1200

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Level 9* Special Purpose CPD Award – Accredited by TUS (10 ECTS)

Delivered by Limerick School of Art & Design at TUS (Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest)

The Design for Sustainability and Circular Economies Certificate will facilitate and support design professionals in their practice-based enquiry into Design for sustainability.

The continued professional development course structure will increase awareness and shine a light on opportunities and challenges facing design practices by critically evaluating the current cultural, social, economic and ecological landscapes and interrogating their existing models and approaches to design for sustainability and circular economies.

Suited to practitioners from all design disciplines, it will invite designers to identify opportunities to adapt with agility, to re-shape and remodel existing approaches within their own design practice and wider design communities and build on valuable and existing skillsets through the adoption of regenerative, circular and sustainable practices in order to address global challenges at their roots, enact meaningful change, make a real impact now and future-proof their design processes.

Guided by expert specialists, this course will equip participants with the tools to actively query existing modes of design for sustainability, deepen their understanding of Life Cycle Thinking, Circular Economy Principles and Regenerative Design Practices, gather industry insights, generate dynamic discussion with both peers and subject matter experts, co-design for best practice and propose new ways of shaping our design futures.

 

The course will cover:

  • Introduction to Sustainable Development, case studies, approaches & philosophies.
  • Project Scoping
  • Practical DfS strategies for designers
  • Social and environmental legislative concerns for designers
  • LCA (Product Life Cycle Analysis), LCA tools, IT(Information Technology) packages, simplified applied LCA
  • Circular Economy Principles and application
  • Social and corporate responsibility
  • Packaging and waste considerations for designers
  • Regenerative Design Practice
  • Procurement and specification of materials and processes
  • Sustainable Product Service Systems
  • Project Presentations

 

Eligibility Criteria

Honours (Level 8) Degree in a Design discipline or appropriate industry experience or prior learning (RPL – Recognition of Prior Learning).

Duration: 1 semester (12 contact** weeks)

Hybrid Studio-Based learning:
Including Expert Lecturers, Workshops, Peer to Peer facilitated discussions, Self-directed Research, Individual Tutorials/Critique and Presentation

• 10 weeks of online studio (3 hours per week)
• 2 in-person sessions (2 x5 hour days)
• Independent Learning (125 hours expected)

**12 weeks of classes plus an independent learning window. Overall TUS semester is 15 weeks.

• Number of Days/Evenings per week: 1 afternoon per week
• Delivery Day/Evening: Afternoons
• Number of Hours per day/evening: 5

Application Deadline

Tuesday 31st January 2023

Fees

Institute of Designers in Ireland/Design Skillnet Members*** are eligible for a discounted fee of €849.

Non-members: €1200

 

Couldn’t make the 2022 intake?

Register your interest for the next intake.

Applications are now open.

Next information session: Monday January 30th | 1-2pm.

 

IDI/Design Skillnet members can apply via the TUS portal Certificate Course Registration.**

**Make sure to state Design Skillnet in your application to avail of the preferential rate. Not a member***? Please contact info@designskillnet.ie for information regarding becoming a member.

 

*Level 9 Certificate as per the NFQ (National Framework for Qualifications).

 

 

About the trainer

Dr Adam de Eyto

Dr. Adam de Eyto – PhD, BDes, SDip, FIDI is the Vice Chair of Design Educators Ireland, Head of Design at the Limerick School of Art & Design (LSAD), Technological University of the Shannon (TUS), and coordinates the LSAD ACADEmy Research Group.

A former Industrial Designer with Lowe Alpine Systems and Design Partners, Adam is now a practiced design educator (formerly at IT Carlow and University of Limerick and now at LSAD).

Adam has a specific research expertise in the field of Design for Sustainability and has conducted applied design research in the areas of Soft Product Design, Sustainable Product Service Systems, Circular Economy, User Centred Design in Soft Robotics, Transdisciplinary education, Humanising of Medical Devices and Behavioural Change for Sustainability. He also co-supervises a range of MA Research & PhD Candidates in the Design for Sustainability field, including the first Design for Sustainability and Circular Economy certificate in 2022 run by TUS in partnership with Design Skillnet.

Adam has been awarded over €3 million in research grants for applied design research through a variety of H2020m Erasmus +, Interreg and Domestic and Industry funding sources and was involved with the setup and Co-Direction and two Design Research centres at IT Carlow and the University of Limerick.

He has co-authored a range of academic papers, co-chaired the DRS2018 conference and was the Lead Editor of ITERATIONS design Research and Practice Review. He served on the Executive Board of Cumulus (the International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media) from 2019-2022 as Treasurer for the Association and was formerly an education and research representative on the National Design Forum convened by the Minister for Business Enterprise and Innovation.

Throughout his career as an Industrial/Product Design lecturer he has taught, advocated, and researched within the field to engender responsible, regenerative, and critical design practices amongst students, designers, and educators. He strongly believes that design education and practice have the potential to contribute meaningfully to a better future for the planet and those who we share it with.

I really recommend this course. The DfSCE course was the best way to investigate what role a Graphic Designer could play around wasteful packaging, Sustainability and Generative practices, get informed and learn from experts and my peers. I am really delighted I did the course as I now have a qualification that reflects On The Dot’s values and our aim to lean into the Circular Economy. This is an achievement we can take genuine pride in as part of our lifelong learning journey and mission to make a meaningful difference to the community of clients we find ourselves within as well as our personal community. This qualification will form part of our ongoing goal to learn how to live and work as sustainably as possible and to incorporate this into our academic work and client projects. Overall, the journey of discovery has given me the confidence and motivation to learn, and do - more in this space.

Fiona O'Reilly, On The Dot Design

The DfS+CE course is an ideal introduction to sustainability and circularity for anyone working in the design industry. From the outset, we were encouraged to think about how we could apply what we learned to our own roles and responsibilities. The course gave us the time and space to do that successfully. It has completely changed how I think about my work, the methods I employ and what I produce. I would highly recommend it.

Brian Byrne, Lands. Design Studio

With 70% / 80% / 90% (depending on who you read) of a product’s environmental impact ‘locked-in’ at the concept design stage, it quickly reveals the responsibility of—and opportunities for—design in the sustainability economy.
This collaborative Design for Sustainability and Circular Economies course, with experts from across the spectrum of design disciplines, gave valuable insights and tools to inform, adapt and develop our design processes and output.

David Rice , OpticNerve.ie

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