Jen van der Meer

NYU ITP: The Toxic Shield Snuggle Suit

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NYU ITP: If Products Could Speak Class 8 The Labor Movement

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We talk about that which is not documented in LCA – human impacts beyond just health. Social impacts are the 3rd leg of the triple bottom line, that which cannot be easily measured. Today’s class: A little history of the labor movement, activism to expose overseas factory conditions, leading to a rousing discussion on the […]

NYU ITP: If Products Could Speak Class 5 The Role of Business

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We’ll talk about the greening of business, and how to build the case for environmentally friendly products and services. Why does greenwashing occur? The company aims to reap benefits of the higher margin consumers will support if they believe a product is “green” – and assume therefore higher quality. However if there is no proven […]

NYU ITP: If Products Could Speak Class 4 The Role of Government

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We focus on the role that government and regulators play in defining the paying field for green product and service innovation. Much of the class follows the argument in the excellent book by Mark Schapiro: Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products. If Products Could Speak Feb 23 2009 from Jen van der Meer

NYU ITP: If Products Could Tell Their Stories Class 3

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“There is still a very limited awareness of the nature of the threat. This is an era of specialists, each of whom sees his own problem and is unaware of or intolerant of the larger frame into which it fits. It is also an era dominated by industry, in which the right to make a […]

NYU ITP: If Products Could Tell Their Stories Class 2

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The consumer’s role: On need vs. want in the American psyche: 35% of Americans surveyed aspired to reach the top 6% of the income distribution, and another 49% aspired to the next 12%. Only 15% reported that they would be satisfied with “living a comfortable life” – that is, being middle class. But 85% of […]

NYU ITP: If Products Could Speak Class 1

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Intro to the course, introducing three frameworks: Stakeholder vs. Shareholder management Life Cycle Analysis Spimes And many examples of green interaction design. If Products Could Speak Jan 26 2009 from Jen van der Meer  

Syllabus: If Products Could Tell Their Stories

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Phase 1: If Products Could Tell Their Stories, To Whom Would They Speak? 1. Intro: Towards a Sustainable Model of Product Design Discussion: Intro to Life Cycle Awareness and Life Cycle Assessment Tools, and intro to sustainable product/service development Readings: The Okala Guide, Modules 9, 10, 11, pp. 28-37. Shaping Things, Chapters 1-6, pp. 1-54. […]