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1st Edition

Design for Global Challenges and Goals

ISBN 9780367568511
Published March 15, 2021 by Routledge
268 Pages 42 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Design for Global Challenges and Goals charts the developments, opportunities and challenges for design research in addressing global challenges facing developing contexts focusing on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

The book explores the role that design and social responsibility play in the UN Sustainable Development Goals and how design works in developing contexts. It presents 10 design-led case studies addressing different Sustainable Development Goals ranging from reducing poverty and hunger, improving health and wellbeing, promoting gender equality, developing more sustainable cities and communities, encouraging more responsible consumption and production, and tackling climate change. Design for Global Challenges and Goals also addresses the future, offering foresight into the research in global challenges by identifying the opportunities and emerging trends for researchers.

Providing a guide to the state of the art of design research that addresses the Sustainable Development Goals, this book will be of interest to researchers, practitioners and students who want their research to address global challenges.

Table of Contents

PART I Global challenge design in context 1 Introduction; 2 The Sustainable Development Goals; 3 The role of design; 4 Design and social responsibility; 5 Working in developing contexts; PART II Case studies 6 Case study: good health and wellbeing (SDG3): a little dust-up: co-designing cleaning practices in Ghanaian households to combat antimicrobial resistance; 7 Case study: gender equality (SDG5): ten stages of women’s mobility in Pakistan and Malaysia; 8 Case study: clean water and sanitation (SDG6): engaging crisis-affected communities in the design of emergency sanitation facilities; 9 Case study: affordable and clean energy (SDG7): designing through tensions of ‘and/or’: a case study informing qualitative approaches for designers responding to SDG7; 10 Case study: decent work and economic growth (SDG8): the use of creative product design to generate employment opportunities through materials-driven supply chains; 11 Case study: industry, innovation and infrastructure (SDG9): designing for dilemmas: a change agenda for infrastructure; 12 Case study: reduced inequalities (SDG10): ImaginAging Malaysia: bringing participatory speculative design to Malaysia’s exploration of healthy ageing in place; 13 Case study: sustainable cities and communities (SDG11): making safe, sustainable and resilient cities through improved mental health; 14 Case study: climate action (SDG13): CoLaboratory Kitchen; 15 Case study: peace, justice and strong institutions (SDG16): revolt in the square: spatial modelling of urban stability in modern cities; PART III The future 16 Opportunities and the future for global challenge design

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Emmanuel Tsekleves is Senior Lecturer in Design for Health at ImaginationLancaster, Lancaster University. His research focuses on tackling community challenges related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Emmanuel is the convenor of the Design Research Society Global Health special interest group and co-editor of Design for Health (Routledge, 2017).

Rachel Cooper, OBE, is Distinguished Professor of Design Management and Policy at ImaginationLancaster, Lancaster University. She is Founding Director of ImaginationLancaster, an open and exploratory design-led research lab conducting applied and theoretical research into people, products and places and their interactions. Her research interests cover design thinking, design management and design policy and span all sectors of industry, with a specific interest in design for wellbeing and socially responsible design. She is President of the Design Research Society.

Jak Spencer is Founding Partner at Urban Scale Interventions, a creative studio responding to changes in the way we live, work and play. Previously Jak led the Social & Global Research Space at the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art. His research interests lie in design for sustainable behaviour with a focus on developing markets.