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Green products through a multi-coloured approach, an experiment in multi-disciplinary education

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Intensive Programme “Green products through a multicoloured approach”, a multidisciplinary workshop that was held at Howest (University College of West-Flanders) in Belgium between 9 and 20 February 2010. This workshop was based on the experience of conducting a similar multi-disciplinary workshop held three times in 2007-9. The focus of the workshop conducted over a period of 11 days was to foster inter-operability between the different disciplines (Engineering fields and Industrial Design) and work towards a common goal of understanding the paradigm of Innovation and implementing it in the modern European and Global context. The workshop IP 2010, similarly to the previous edition, will be repeated in a three year cycle between the partner institutions: University College of West-Flanders and the INDACO Department of Politecnico di Milano (playing the main organizational role) together with Escola Superior de Artes e Design, University of Wales Institute Cardiff, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, Haagse Hogeschool, Polytech’Savoie École d’ingénieurs. 170 students, 20 academic tutors and 5-10 industrial partners of the regional area of Kortrijk (Belgium), the hosting town of the event, participated in this event. It has been conceptualized that sustainability and green technologies are entirely too complex to be tackled alone by a single discipline. The workshop envisages to teach and test this theory in a live exercise where students from diverse disciplines, both technically competent and creative, work and execute a project as a coherent group. The themes of the projects were performed as a professional design project, for this reason the design briefs were assigned by the industrial partners. Parallel morning lectures in different specialized areas of sustainability (eco-design tools, sustainable energy, economic and management issues, legislation, socio-cultural aspects …) triggered the students to make the right decisions in their industrial project.
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Engineering education, Sustainability, Sustainable Product Innovation, Multi-disciplinary, Trans- disciplinary, Eco-design

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Chakraborty, Shujoy, et al. “Green Products through a Multi-Coloured Approach, an Experiment in Multi-Disciplinary Education.” 2nd International Conference on Design Education, Proceedings, 2010.
APA
Chakraborty, S., Dewulf, K., Ferraris, S., & D’Hulster, F. (2010). Green products through a multi-coloured approach, an experiment in multi-disciplinary education. In 2nd International Conference on Design Education, Proceedings. Sydney, Australia.
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Chakraborty, Shujoy, Kristel Dewulf, Sylvia Ferraris, and Frederik D’Hulster. 2010. “Green Products through a Multi-Coloured Approach, an Experiment in Multi-Disciplinary Education.” In 2nd International Conference on Design Education, Proceedings. Sydney, Australia.
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Chakraborty, Shujoy, Kristel Dewulf, Sylvia Ferraris, and Frederik D’Hulster. 2010. “Green Products through a Multi-Coloured Approach, an Experiment in Multi-Disciplinary Education.” In 2nd International Conference on Design Education, Proceedings. Sydney, Australia.
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Chakraborty S, Dewulf K, Ferraris S, D’Hulster F. Green products through a multi-coloured approach, an experiment in multi-disciplinary education. In: 2nd International Conference on Design Education, Proceedings. Sydney, Australia; 2010.
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S. Chakraborty, K. Dewulf, S. Ferraris, and F. D’Hulster, “Green products through a multi-coloured approach, an experiment in multi-disciplinary education,” in 2nd International Conference on Design Education, Proceedings, Sydney, Australia, 2010.
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