The Beauty Of Waste : Can Information Experience Design Change Consumers Essay

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The Beauty of Waste

Can Information Experience Design change consumers’ perceptions of waste?

‘I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I am frightened of the old ones’ John Cage (1988)

Written and researched by Sylvana Lautier as part of the Critical & Historical Studies Dissertation supervised by Monika Parrinder.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION
Personal motivation PART 1
Historical context

PART 2
The Circular Economy (CE)

1.‘Cradle to cradle’ and ‘blue economy’ models
2. The sharing economy, open data and closed loops
3. Case studies PART 3
The Theory of Affect

1. Technology and emotion
2. Who cares?
3. Practical examples

CONCLUSION
The challenge of Changed Perception Design (CPD).

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INTRODUCTION

Nobody wonders where, each day, they carry their load of refuse. Outside the city, surely; but each year the city expands, and the street cleaners have to fall farther back. The bulk of the outflow increases and the piles rise higher, become stratified, extend over a wider perimeter”
Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities, 1972

The motivation for my choice of topic is rooted in a powerful recent personal experience:

About a year ago, I was fortunate enough to be introduced to paragliding.
It is breathtakingly beautiful when one arrives at the top of the mountain first thing in the morning. There is no breeze, no sound. It is wonderful…
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