Transdisciplinary Design for Transformation

Estimated cost: R10 001 – R20 000
Field Of Study: Executive Development
Department Name: USB-ED


A more sustainable world will mean changing our assumptions about design, and what should be designed. This course will focus on the role of design in all its disciplinary manifestations during the industrial era (last 250 years):
design has affected the shape and experience of industrialisation, urbanisation, urbanism, political economics, power relationships, globalisation and the quest for a sustainable future. It has shaped ethics and leadership styles and processes.
Through its function of object-making, communication-making, space-making, experience-making and systems making, design plays a powerful role in the forming of values, identities, lifestyles, aspirations, expectations, choices and behaviour. These choices determine our relationship with stuff with other groups, with our environment, with the planet, with the future, with reality. If we want to change this relationship, we need to know how design works and what it will take to redesign the material world.

Entry Requirement: Professional 3-year Bachelor’s degree/Advanced Diploma or Equivalent Qualification
Certificate Type: Attendance
Delivery Mode: Contact
Duration: 6 Days
Presentation Language: English
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Contact Person Phone: (021) 918 4488
Latest Year Offered: 2019