Design Knowledge Intermediary
Sustainable by Design: Explorations in Theory and Practice

By Stuart Walker
Published by Eartscan, 2006

To advance the subject of design one has to engage in the activity of designing. Sustainable by Design offers a compelling and innovative, design-centred approach that explores both the meaning and practice of sustainable design. Walker explores the design process in the context of sustainability, and challenges conventional ways of defining, designing and producing functional objects. He discusses the personal design process, tacit knowledge, ephemeral design, experimental design, and the relationship between intellectual design criteria, physical expression and aesthetic experience.

This book will introduce vital concepts to students and will inspire designers by providing a well-articulated basis for understanding the complexity and potential of sustainable design, and extolling the contribution of design to the creation of a more meaningful material culture.

About the Author
Stuart Walker is a professor and co-director of ImaginationLancaster at Lancaster University. He is also adjunct professor of industrial design at the University of Calgary and visiting professor of sustainable design at Kingston University.