This fall, the MFA Interaction Design Department welcomes visiting lectures in an intimate twice-a-month series to inspire conversation, pursue change, and incite creation.
Designing for Carbon Neutral Media & Sustainable Media Supply Chains
Key issues that this lecture will address:
What are the carbon footprints of different media types and how many billions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions are associated with them?
What are some of the prevailing myths & misconceptions about the environmental benefits & sins of digital & physical media?
What possible and preferable changes can be made in the design and production of communication media?
How can the principles of system thinking and tools for life cycle analysis be used to design carbon neutral media and to support sustainable media supply chains?
The MFA in Interaction Design program trains students to research, analyze, prototype, and design concepts in their business, social, and cultural contexts. It explores the strategic role of interaction design in shaping everyday life, and intends to increase the relevancy of design to business and to society so designers can make a difference.