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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

IDES 640 Design for Sustainability

3 credits 45.0 hours
600 level graduate course

This graduate seminar provides students with frameworks and methodologies for designing products, services, and systems that comply with the principles of social, ecological, and economic sustainability. Readings, discussions, and lectures by faculty and sustainability experts help students develop a holistic systems view and understanding of ecological impacts as a factor for design decisions. Students will research and study the work of a number of sustainability experts to help position and inform their own developing design practice. Particular focus is put on design for manufacturing innovation, especially in regards to digital and distributed manufacturing technologies.

This course is not repeatable for credit.