Student Project for Understanding Context Course
Faculty: Matt Mayfield and Stan Ruecker
Student: Drew Raines

When you are creating a new product, take the time to consider the environmental impact. Evaluate each component of your product from the materials you use to create it to the energy needed to dispose of it. Drew Raines walks you through the life cycle of a dishwasher considering sustainability at every turn.

Course Description: Understanding the context of a particular design challenge is critical to ensuring an insightful and reliable solution. Most design challenges today require an astute understanding of the many dynamics at play to see a path forward. Context in this sense is the surrounding landscape of trends and influences across all aspects of design from brand, form, and interaction to platforms, IP, and underlying business models. This project is part of a specific and brief (2 weeks) exploration into the topic of sustainability as it pertains to design efforts.

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