Seeing and Capturing Carbon Emissions
What does a ton of CO₂ feel like?
How might we redesign carbon offsets?
Come explore these questions and practice human centered design on a slippery, high impact problem ripe for design thinking.
In this 2 day Pop-out, we’ll move through a complete design cycle, touching on all eight of the design abilities, but we’ll especially hone the abilities:
Moving between abstract and concrete
We’ll start by seeing invisible carbon emissions as salient as discarded Amazon boxes and used plastic forks. Then, taking the d.school as a case study, we’ll explore where emissions are coming from. On day 2, we use behavioral psychology frameworks to explore how to reduce emissions without making people wrong, and finally, re-design carbon offsets using emerging negative emissions technology like direct air capture and bio-energy with carbon capture and storage.
If you care about climate change and want to do something about it, this Pop-out is for you. We can accommodate experienced design thinkers as well as people trying it out for the first time, and we’re looking a variety of backgrounds.
Assistant Director, Center for Liveable Cities
Designer in Residence, d.school
Contact Kevin (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Melissa (email@example.com).
Dates - February 2-3
Apply by Friday, November 30th.
CLASS SIZE: 25-30
Open to Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Fellows and Post-Docs, Community Members, Other