Sustainability in 7: Nathan Shedroff Explains Systems Thinking
The Designers Accord Sustainability in 7 video series delivers a daily dose of design inspiration by today’s leading sustainability experts. Join in the conversation as they share 7 things every designer should consider when integrating sustainability into design practice.
In what he deems “probably the fastest introduction ever” to systems thinking, Nathan Shedroff introduces systems as a context and a perspective. Among the six other points, he touches on resilience as the successor to sustainability—which Michael Sammet explored at greater length to kick off sustainability month. (Who knows? Maybe we’ll be celebrating “Resilience Month” next year.)
About Nathan Shedroff
Nathan Shedroff is the chair of CCA’s MBA in Design Strategy program and serves as an advisor for the Designers Accord. Shedroff is a pioneer in experience design, interaction design, information design, and speaks and teaches internationally. His books include: Experience Design 1.1, Making Meaning, Design is the Problem and the upcoming, Make It So.
The Designers Accord is a global coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders working together to create positive environmental and social impact. Adopters of the Designers Accord commit to five guidelines that provide collective and individual ways to integrate sustainability into design. The Designers Accord provides a participatory platform with online and offline manifestations so that members have access to a community of peers who share methodologies, resources, and experiences around environmental and social issues in design.