Design for impact (D4i): a framework for teaching sustainability in engineering design

Kamila Kunrath*, Michail J. Beliatis

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

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Abstract

Sustainability has become an integrative part of engineering education since it is not possible to discuss sustainable development without also talking about innovation capability. Political and environmental frameworks request for a drastic change in the industrial landscape and also in the way design is carried out. This paradigm change forces new approaches to education that align with the prospects of the industry and also embed considerations related to the Triple Bottom Line (i.e. economic, ecological, socio-cultural elements). Addressing the complexity of sustainability requires innovative practices for teaching and learning, leading to new methodologies that aim to develop the broad sets of competencies required from the students. In Engineering Design, theories and methods related to sustainability have been mainly focused on the Design for X elements, material circularity, and product lifecycle leaving behind the importance of contextualized knowledge of regulations, or human-related aspects that motivates the students to tackle these challenges. Therefore, this study proposes a holistic approach that encompasses a broader understanding of what educators can exploit for capacitating future engineers in sustainability-related complex problem-solving. The framework highlights three main areas to be considered when teaching sustainability for Design Engineers: i) Context & Resources, ii) Human factors & Competencies, and iii) The D4i design process. A simplified version of this framework in class as a lecture-workshop format are presented and discussed along with multiple directions for future research.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelSEFI 2022 - 50th Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education : towards a new future in engineering education, new scenarios that european alliances of tech universities open up
RedaktørerHannu-Matti Jarvinen, Santiago Silvestre, Ariadna Llorens, Balazs Vince Nagy
Antal sider10
ForlagEuropean Society for Engineering Education (SEFI)
Publikationsdato2022
Sider468-477
ISBN (Elektronisk)9788412322262
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2022
Begivenhed50th Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education, SEFI 2022 - Barcelona, Spanien
Varighed: 19 sep. 202222 sep. 2022

Konference

Konference50th Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education, SEFI 2022
Land/OmrådeSpanien
ByBarcelona
Periode19/09/202222/09/2022

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