Thu, Jun 24 | Panel Discussion

Designing for the circular economy, research and industry practices

Designing for the circular economy, research and industry practices

Time & Location

Jun 24, 9:00 AM PDT
Panel Discussion

About the Event

How can we reimagine the way product design is taught at schools to move away from our traditional take-make-dispose economy to one with a closed-loop, where materials, nutrients, and data are continuously repurposed.

How can the current maker students be inspired and supported in their quests for sustainable, functional, and low-waste? What resources are available for students to ideat with circle economy practices.

We will explore how a focus on circular economy affects design education during this panel— we will share examples and experience designing for longevity and using recycled and reclaimed materials.

Moderator:

Kate Harmon  

Director of Cross-Campus Engagement

Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship

University of Oregon

Panelist

Leo Ochoa

CEO

Dorsumtech

Kiersten Muenchinger

Associate Professor

Department of Product Design

University of Oregon

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