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Environmental sciences, Environmental sciences (social aspects, Media and socio-cultural communication, Ethics, Arts, 6.5 OTHER HUMANITIES
This is an analysis of environmental ethics in current graphic design practice in Ireland. It investigates the most common obstacles, challenges and misconceptions that are presently being cited by Irish designers for not practising sustainably.
A mixed method approach of a survey and a series of semi-structured interviews, accompanied by a small scale case study of a best practice design studio led to the result that designers in Ireland are very interested in sustainability but certain obstacles hinder them from implementing sustainable solutions in their work practice. Recommendations are made based on the findings for methods to be explored that may help to resolve said obstacles, master the challenges and overcome misconceptions.
Zimmerman, L. (2015). Sustainable Graphic Design in Ireland - Identifying and overcoming obstacles and misconceptions in practice. A dissertation submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Design Practice, Dublin Institute of Technology, School of Art, Design and Printing.