The Designer's Role in Facilitating Sustainable Solutions

Daniel Christian Wahl, Seaton Baxter

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    The article relates design to the concept of sustainability. It discusses the notions of meta-design, awareness and intentionality and goes on to propose that transdisciplinary design dialogue, guided by the underlying intention to create healthier and more appropriate solutions to complex challenges and sustainability, can be a powerful tool for societal change. Later in the paper, the concepts of Spiral Dynamics and Integral Theory are introduced and explained in detail.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)72-83
    Number of pages12
    JournalDesign Issues
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


    • designer role
    • Design solutions
    • sustainable design


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