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In order to cultivate students' environmental awareness and sustainable design thinking, and try to guide users' sustainable behavior through design. First, typical environmentally friendly interaction design cases are collected and divided into corresponding  intervals of behavioral influence based on the product influentialtypesframework. Then, the multi-sensory experience map and user experience five levels are used to explore the relationship between behavior influential types and key interaction design elements.Through case analysis, the design strategies of different types of behavioral impact are summarized. Finally, based on open source hardware Arduino and sensors, intelligent interactive products are designed. The effectiveness of the design strategy is verified and optimized by curriculum design and exhibition. And the feasibility of carrying  sustainable education training mode in intelligent interaction design is also verified.

Authors: Yongshi Liu, Jing Ou, Yunshuang Zheng, Jun Zhang



The place based approach to innovation is a strategy that provides to communities the opportunity to innovate by triggering a systemic change. While researchers and policymakers are experimenting place based strategies around the world, there is a need to develop appropriate educational tools to foster a place based approach to technological and social entrepreneurial solutions. The Tambali Fii project is a step toward this direction. This paper depicts the high education interdisciplinary workshops “Social Tech4Sustainability” held at the IPP Dakar in the first year of the Tambali Fii Project by sketching their objectives, theoretical model, structure, tools and results, in order to present a model to transfer and/or to scale up in larger experimental and applied social tech education program. A validation test through qualitative content analysis of data collected in the field is carried out in order to investigate the actual potential of teaching concerning new design tools in the bottom up process of creation of place based social tech entrepreneurial businesses.

3D Printing technologies are becoming pervasive and used both in industry and in informal contexts like domestic self-production and craftsmanship 2.0. A large part of the current studies concerning 3D Printing aims at increasing the performance of processes, materials and devices; however, only few studies approach sustainable issues (i.e. printable eco-materials, distributed networks, etc.). 3D Printing instead could play a crucial role in the transition processes toward the so-called Sustainable Society, if linked with current Design for Sustainability approaches. The paper analyses current literature regarding 3D Printing and Design for Sustainability in order to identify new open research topics and re-think their impact and design roles for future sustainable applications. Specifically, the paper produces evidences linking 3D Printing technologies and Sustainability from the design point of view; it outlines a number of promising open cross-sectorial research topics that aims to anticipate the impacts and the evolution of future Sustainable 3D Printing technologies and new generation of democratic products and services for All

Authors: Emilio Rossi, Massimo Di Nicolantonio, Paola Barcarolo, Jessica Lagatta, Alessio D’Onofrio