'A sustainable lifestyle for all? From cycling to recycling, there are many barriers that older and disabled people face in terms of participating in a greener society. As a designer, communicator, maker or artist, working with your creative partner and in collaboration with your team, develop a design proposal that enables all to attain a more sustainable lifestyle.'
This was the brief given to four interdisciplinary teams. Here are some comments from the participants of the Methods Lab:
"The question was understandable and concerns the problems we face today. I think that the designer should be involved in these issues."
"The workshop was about sustainability and inclusivity - two big issues. From my point of view, even if the theme combines difficult and large subjects, it is good to have an open brief like this, that suits the spirit of the Methods Lab. Each proposal is different; each team brings their own point of view to the workshop, how can the thniking be combined ..."
“I enjoyed working with designers from other departments!"
"The group working, we all got on really well and have promised to keep in touch."
Throughout the two days of the Methods Lab, teams were working and co-investigating inclusive design methodology and its impact on sustainable design solutions.
The inter-disciplinary collaboration between the students from different design disciplines was a valuable experience and an important part of the Methods Lab.