Design Research Lab
This research project is carried out by the Design Research Lab Berlin, in particular by Design Researcher and Interaction Designer Florian Sametinger, with assistance of Lisa Weiss, Jochen Fuchs and Franziska Müller.
Sustainable Awareness Tools are a fragment of a larger research scheme focusing on Interaction Design for Social and Environmental Sustainability. Special emphasis lies on how interaction design may be able to contribute to the improvement of social fabric in urban neighborhoods.
We analyzed approaches to sustainability in different fields including media art, service design, product design and interaction design. By deconstructing the term sustainability and its meaning into micro-fragments such as re-use, patina or re-appropriation, we are able to focus our practical intervention on a particular field within sustainability, which then puts us in the position to investigate specific aspects of it more closely.
Our approach includes certain aspects of storytelling, speculative design, but also critical reflection on design.