Circular Design

Seen as an extension of Design Thinking, Circular Design has been introduced by IDEO and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in 2016.

“Moving from our traditional take-make-dispose economy, to one that has a closed loop, where materials, nutrients, and data are continuously repurposed.”

Normally we consider the production of something as a quite linear process. Picking an idea, digging things out, using it until we throw it away. Somewhere in the middle is the phase of usage, where we as designers do our job of researching, designing, prototyping & testing. The disadvantage is, that in the end we create garbage, that can be used as row material for new products.

The idea of circular design is, thinking about how a product can be …

  • Reused (goes directly back to your users)
  • Refurbished (comes back to you as the service provider)
  • Remanufactured (goes through the manufacturing process)
  • Recycled (goes back to the materials processor)

already during the phase of creation.

Examples are e.g.

The methods are inspiring and well prepared:

The resources as well


156. Interaction Design Stammtisch

Tuesday, 12th of December 2017, 7pm
at metalab, 1010 wien, rathausstrasse 6
(public transportation: u2 rathaus, 1/2/D stadiongasse/parlament)

we will continue with the new format:
7pm–9pm: short slots (30 min) for each topic
from 9pm: open discussions, get-together, focusing on previous topics

topics for this meeting:

you have a topic that you want to present?
we will find you a slot!
your topic could be related to a book, article, prototype, startup-concept, wireframe, a problem you have got, a solution you want to talk about …
→ please bring your idea, we will put it on the agenda … or add your idea directly to our collaborative pad

we are always looking foward to welcoming new people at the stammtisch … so: looking forward to seeing you on tuesday,

so long, Erhard

ps: the interaction design stammtisch takes place every 2nd tuesday of the month. everybody interested in interaction design, user experience, usability, accessibility, user interface design, user experience is very welcome to attend. we don’t bite, promised.

pps: there is also the IxDAvienna mailinglist if you want to stay in touch by email