Natura 4.0. Avanguardie “bio-ispirate” per il design del futuro
Understanding, employing, emulating the nature, source of resources and design methods. The nature provides new solutions to allow humankind to look further and to interact with the entire ecosystem in sustainable and innovative ways.
Could Black Be the New Gold? Design-Driven Challenges in New Sustainable Luxury Materials for Jewelry
This article deals with a case study within the European EcoDesign Network research project, aimed at investigating how sustainable design can help prestigious companies pinpoint new materials for the creation of jewelry, focusing on new and environmentally friendly opportunities…
Le sfide dell’aria in piccola scala
The air, defined as a combination of oxygen, nitrogen, and small quantities of other gases that surround our Planet and form its atmosphere, can also be considered as one of the main materials used in various sectors, from packaging to sport, from automotive to safety.
La pietra nella “non-età-della-pietra”
From the luxury icon to a hygienic material, from sculpted to shaped, to moulded: this article offers to the reader an overview on the last stone-derived materials and technologies for the design project.
Terra, dimore di risorse in via di estinzione?
Observing many different realities that act to preserve our roots, it is important to start questioning the value of the past for the future of the Planet. Dynamic preservation, rediscovery of old processes and cultural heritage, increasing of archaic awareness, could be key values for future innovations?
Implicit sustainability VS communicated sustainability
Magazine: GRAPHICUS, N. 1071 / 0003, ISSN 2282 4545 2014 Author: Beatrice Lerma How can we evaluate perception of the sustainability of products? The methods and techniques of cognitive ergonomics are a scientific method to evaluate the user’s perception based on...
Towards Conscious Design
Book: Towards Conscious Design - ISBN: 9788842223191 2014 Author: Clara Ceppa, Beatrice Lerma Universities and local authorities to support SMEs: This book presents an array of tools and methods that support conscious design, a field that aims to encourage...
Sustainable Packaging? – Packaging sostenibile?
Book: Sustainable Packaging? - Packaging sostenibile? -ISBN: 9788842222736 2013 Author: Claudia De Giorgi Packaging represents not only a protective envelope, but also an important tool to convey other intangible values, such as the relationship between content and...
Che suono fa il vostro prodotto? Dalle composizioni sperimentali di John Cage alla ricerca della sonorità ideale: i materiali al servizio del sound design
Magazine: OFFICINA, vol. 14, pp. 60-65, ISSN 2384-9029 2016 Author: Doriana Dal Palù This contribution deals with the theme of sound design, as well as the support provided by material libraries such as MATto, the material library of Politecnico di Torino, to...