Designing Sustainability

Jane Penty is a designer, educator and sustainable design consultant. For several decades her research and practice have been focused on transforming what and how we produce and consume into tools for sustainable lives.

Jane Penty is a designer, educator and sustainable design consultant. For several decades her research and practice have been focused on transforming ‘what‘ and ‘how‘ we produce and consume into tools for sustainable lives.

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Product Design and Sustainability

Published by Routledge August 2019

Whether it is the devastating effects of climate change, the avalanche
of electronic and plastic waste or the substandard living and working conditions of billions of our fellow global citizens, our ability to deal with unsustainability will define the 21stCentury. Given that most consumption is mediated through products and services, the critical question for designers and consumers is, how can we radically reshape these into tools for sustainable one-planet living?

Given that most consumption is mediated through products and services, the critical question for designers and consumers is, how can we radically reshape these into tools for sustainable one-planet living?
“Traversing multiple disciplines from material culture and artificial intelligence, to business frameworks, ethics, and social innovation, Jane Penty’s Product Design and Sustainability may be the single most effective compendium for simultaneously defining a contemporary understanding of sustainability while providing an actionable toolkit for its practice.”
“Jane Penty’s Product Design and Sustainability may be the single most effective compendium for simultaneously defining a contemporary understanding of sustainability while providing an actionable toolkit for its practice.”

Allan Chochinov

Chair, SVA MFA Products of Design, New York; Partner, Core77

“A book that is timely and urgently needed – revisiting the complex and fast-evolving relationships between design, consumption, economics and technology at a pivotal moment. Product Design & Sustainability will help answer questions we all have as designers, and help close the gap between the work that we do and our lived experience of the world.”
“A book that is timely and urgently needed. Product Design & Sustainability will help answer questions we all have as designers, and help close the gap between the work that we do and our lived experience of the world.”

Hugo Jamson

Creative Director, New Territory, London

“In a world where doomsday scenarios paint alarming pictures while designers work on the next new trend, Jane Penty’s voice is calm and points to a better world through design. The mix of carefully put together information, insightful analysis, detailed examples and design strategy is valuable for both student and practitioner of design.”
“In a world where doomsday scenarios paint alarming pictures while designers work on the next new trend, Jane Penty’s voice is calm and points to a better world through design.”

Naga Nandini

Industrial Arts and Design Practises, Shrishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore, India

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