Development of a sustainable innovation toolkit

In partnership with design studio Pars Pro Toto, shiftN developed a Sustainable Innovation Toolkit for the Public Waste Agency of Flanders (OVAM).

The SIS Toolkit is an instrument to help designers, design managers, business strategists and entrepreneurs develop more sustainable products, services and business models. Designing is ultimately about creating value. This is where product/service designers and managers find themselves speaking the same language. The OVAM SIS Toolkit invites users to imagine how their products and services might create different kinds of value for their customers and stakeholders. The tool can be flexibly employed, relying on focused usage scenarios (human-centered design, user-centered design, traditional ecodesign, etc.).

The toolkit will be commercially available in a bi-lingual version (English-Dutch) from June 2012 onwards.

Stafford Beer's short book 'Designing Freedom' remains as fresh and relevant as ever. Our review here:……

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