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Here is my vision of Design and my personal code which I aim to follow in my everyday practice of Design. To write a sort of Design manifesto, which I am sure will evolve throughout my whole life, I used some of the principles that Sharon Beder describes in her book Environmental Principles and Policies, […]

Goodwill, bad practice For a plastic recycling workshop, I made a self-watering plant pot with a plastic bottle for my mint. As I was struggling to find a relevant second life for this bottle and I tend to let my plants die from thirst, I first thought this idea was genius (thank’s Pinterest!). The concept […]

For Design Matter is the primary element of design. And if too much matter kills matter, no matter at all can kill design. Indeed, creating things (objects, places, services, even digital…) demand material resources. For now, we persist in extracting natural resources to build new things but soon, a material crisis will force us to […]

“Design is bullshit” If I don’t hear it from straightforward friends, I can read it in the sceptical look of others when I say that I study sustainable design. Today I want to write about this awkward but meaningful moment when I try to explain why I think that DESIGN IS USEFUL.   Stereotypes Most […]

A history of exploitation We mainly owe the “developed” society we are living in today, to the Industrial Revolution. Indeed, mass series production of goods gave larger access to comfortable lifestyles, to medical care, to democracy… But we tend to forget what powers mass production: alienating human labor. The comfort of some was built by […]

Coming from an interaction Design background, I often wondered how can digital objects and interfaces be used for environmental purposes without being hypocritical… Here are a few answers I found…   Is the use of digital essential? In 2020, Strategy Analytics counts 25 billion IoT devices in the world, while the ICT networks (Internet and […]

Does Design take its environmental (e)mission seriously? Solving environmental issues and developing and using environmental-friendly processes and materials still seem to belong to a niche side of Design… Indeed, mainstream Design focuses more on the user’s well-being than on his/her environmental impact and worries more about making profits through the production and consumption of products […]

Eco-nomy/logy This week, my exploration of environmental Design’s immensely broad picture continued, especially regarding ecology’s many interdependencies with other fields of concern. In fact, the prefix “eco” in “ecology” which comes from the Greek word “oikos” and means “household“, is also found in the word “economy”. This makes the “household” we study (“logy”) and the […]


Wow. This first week was intense! I will try to summarise what I absolutely want to remember of my readings and lectures. DECONSTRUCT Children are known to ask adults the same question again and again. ‘Why?’ I would situate the designer somewhere between the curious child and the meticulous criminal investigator, always looking for the […]

My lake and mountains <3

A Design blog, a personal journal, random notes… Whatever this is, I will use this space to help my terrible memory remembering thoughts and ideas I have throughout the semester, about my readings, personal experience, inspiring creations (or not)… Anyways, I am sure de magic of WordPress will help me in the ambitious mission which […]


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