About the session
With the economy and businesses moving frantically to more sustainable practices, how, as designers, can we uphold the evolving needs of the user in the process? In this workshop, we will explore how circular economy strategies revolve around the user, their behaviour and expectation, and how such circular models’ success can reduce carbon emissions.
What is the best solution for both - the people and the planet? Circularity by design means finding innovative ways to provide consumers with better alternatives for consumption that are in balance with the environment.
This session has: A session number cap: 30 participants
About the speaker(s)
Vinishree is a service designer and co-founder of around zero. She has been working as a design professional for 16 years and brings along a trans-disciplinary pool of experience utilising research methodologies, design thinking, circular economy and net zero strategies to effectively translate insights into planet centric design solutions for people, products, spaces and services. Her past experience in sustainable architecture, lighting and industrial design coupled with her recent work in service design broadens her perspective on subjects ranging from design practices to product life cycle and environmental impact.
As a service designer, Vinishree has been working with companies creating positive, inclusive, accessible and experiential journeys while addressing the nuances of simple and complex services and digital solutions.
Her passion and enthusiasm for design has led her into delightful collaborations like the Practitioner Stories (teamed up to collect stories of Service Design in the public & third sectors in Scotland) and engaging projects like design mentorship for building a design tool library for the UNESCO City of Design Dundee.
Ana is an integral designer, circular economy practitioner and co-founder of Around Zero. Her work experience spans working and coordinating with multidisciplinary teams to develop design strategies, design new services, and create better opportunities for businesses to grow.
She has been part of design strategy and research projects, applying design thinking methodologies principally, working collaboratively and independently in several areas related to design, such as service design, brand development, communication design, and social innovation for the public and private sectors.
Ana has a certification in Circular Economy and Sustainable practices from University of Cambridge Jud Business School and a Master degree in Environmental Design Innovation at Glasgow School of Art.