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Engage with Oscar Huerta and Catalina Cortés | Design Literacy in Action | Design Literacy International Network event

Engage with Oscar Huerta and Catalina Cortés | Design Literacy in Action | Design Literacy International Network event

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022    
15:00 – 16:00

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In the upcoming November’s Engage with Ideas talk titled Fostering Design Literacy to address Extended Producer Responsibility, Oscar Huerta and Catalina Cortés will discuss how companies are learning how to eco-design packaging, in order to facilitate the producer’s need for compliance with a new Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) law. In 2016 the national government introduced a legislation which will be enforced in 2023, in which the producers will be responsible for their products from the ‘cradle to grave’.

Their talk, which will be based on the paper titled Integrating ecodesign in food packaging solutions for EPR compliance in Chile: Knowledge transfer from theory to practice, by Oscar Huerta, Carolina Melo & Catalina Cortés, will explore how a ten session course for packaging companies’ professionals can serve as a case of Design Literacy. The twenty four business participants, who worked in the packaging industry, had a range of experiences and functional backgrounds, such as: commercial director, process engineer, packaging and brand designer, tooling technician and general manager. Most of the participants were outside of the design disciplines.

Oscar Huerta and Catalina Cortez at DRS 2021 Bilbao

During the course, the participants were asked to describe the packaging system of a specific food product of their choice, and identify its different functions throughout its life cycle. Three main stages were defined by the instructors to organise the design process: (i) diagnose and problem framing, (ii) explore and define, and (iii) deliver. The ten sessions are described as follows:

Sessions of the course Packaging Ecodesign for EPR Compliance

SessionsContentsActivities
Session 1EPR Legislation in ChileLecture and Exercise
Session 2
Product Life CycleLecture and Exercise
Session 3Waste Management SystemsLecture and Exercise
Session 4EcodesignLecture and Exercise
Session 5Packaging Ecodesign Workshop # 1Project Launching
Session 6Sustainable Production & ConsumptionLecture and Exercise
Session 7Packaging Ecodesign Workshop # 2Project development feedback
Session 8Sustainability ToolsLecture and Exercise
Session 9Corporate SustainabilityLecture and Exercise
Session 10Packaging Ecodesign Workshop # 3Project Delivery and Presentation

 

Life Cycle Design Strategy Wheel framework was used to guided development of the course.

Life Cycle Design Strategy Wheel diagram
Life Cycle Design Strategy Wheel, also known as the LiDS Wheel, by Brezet and Van Hemel 1997; Van Hemel 1998. First of multiple versions of ecodesign strategy wheels that have been created afterwards by several authors. Retrieved from: https://www.re- searchgate.net/profile/Joost_Vogtlander/publication/270104932/figure/down- load/fig4/AS:295163848085509@1447383953881/The-LiDS-Wheel-Brezet-and-Van-Hemel- 1997-Van-Hemel-1998.png

 

Oscar Huerta photoOscar Huerta, is a Chilean researcher, designer and professor who specializes in the assessment of the environmental and socioeconomic performance of product systems, and in designing or redesigning such systems in order to minimize negative impacts and maximize sustainability performance. Oscar works at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, School of Design.

 

 

Catalina Cortez photoCatalina Cortés, has been awarded national and international funds and acknowledgements focused on: strengthening the knowledge about design literacies for the general public; emergent teachers’ spatial design thinking processes; and the development of tangible interfaces to teach and learn abstract concepts. Catalina works at the Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile.

Reference

Huerta, O., Cortés, C., & Melo, C. (2022). Integrating ecodesign in food packaging solutions for EPR compliance in Chile: Knowledge transfer from theory to practice. In D. Lockton, S. Lenzi, P. Hekkert, A. Oak, J. Sádaba, & P. Lloyd (Eds.), DRS2022: Bilbao. DRS. https://doi.org/10.21606/drs.2022.241

Catalina
https://dl.designresearchsociety.org/drs-conference-papers/drs2022/researchpapers/36/

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