The university community as a design “client” Ramirez, Mariano Jr en_US 2021-11-25T15:49:14Z 2021-11-25T15:49:14Z 2010 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper presents the results of an industrial design studio project that partnered third year students with childcare centers and residential colleges at the Kensington campus of the University of New South Wales. The parties worked within a de-facto “designer-client” collaborative relationship, with the goal being to identify and design-out inefficient and unsustainable practices in water and energy usage and solid waste generation, thereby fostering sustainable living. To provide the theoretical background, MacKenzie-Mohr’s model for fostering sustainable behaviors and community-based social marketing was employed. Students presented design concepts to their “clients”, including staff and student residents, who provided constructive criticism on the ideas and which formed the basis for further design development. The final designs were exhibited in a public exhibition on campus to which the clients, staff and students, were invited. Reflection journals and course evaluations from students show that they genuinely appreciated working with “real” clients with real needs compared to hypothetical studio briefs, but were somewhat disappointed that the clients are not actual manufacturers (“customers”) but rather are “consumers”. en_US
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dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher UNSW en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other enabling solutions en_US
dc.subject.other sustainable behaviors en_US
dc.subject.other product service systems en_US
dc.subject.other design collaboration en_US
dc.title The university community as a design “client” en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en
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unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceLocation Sydney, Australia en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceName Connected 2010 2nd International Conference on Design Education en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceProceedingsTitle Connected 2010 2nd International Conference on Design Education en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceYear 2010 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Ramirez, Mariano Jr, Industrial Design, Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW en_US School of Built Environment *
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