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FutureLearn

Designing for a Sustainable Future

Samsung via FutureLearn

Overview

From environmental tech to green design, find your way in sustainable innovation

Are you curious about how you can use technology to solve our climate crisis?

Sustainability is one of the most pressing cultural, societal, and planetary challenges of our time.

On this course, you’ll hear from a range of passionate experts from the UK including presenter and founder of GROW George Lamb alongside Dominique Palmer (Climate justice activist), Dwayne Fields (Adventurer and Explorer), and Joycelyn Longdon (Founder of Climate in Colour).

Explore what technological innovation could mean for sustainability

You’ll begin by taking a deep dive into what’s happening in the sustainability sector in the UK today and what an equitable sustainable future could look like. You will reflect on what is needed for our world to be more sustainable and be introduced to existing sustainable technology solutions and the impact they’re having on the UK’s sustainability efforts.

Learn about design-thinking and get inspired by sustainable design

Designing today comes with a responsibility to think of the environmental and sustainable impact of your efforts now and in the future.

Throughout this course, you’ll also get to grips with the fundamentals of Design Thinking- a non-linear and iterative process used by many technology companies like Samsung to solve problems and create innovative solutions.

By the end of the course, you’ll feel inspired and confident in identifying, planning, and articulating your own sustainable technology designs–using empathetic design thinking to bring your ideas to life.

Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow

This course forms part of Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow programme, offering young people a chance to explore the role tech can play in solving some of society’s biggest issues.

Design the future. No qualifications needed.

This course would appeal to young people aged 16-25 from across the UK who are passionate innovators and are keen to drive positive change for themselves, their communities and the world.

If you’re curious about the possibilities of technology in solving pressing world issues, this course is for you. No formal education experience is required.

Taught by

Jessie Park

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