- The Design Industrial Skills Council: contributing to the development of professional designers to meet the needs of the industry
The Korea Institute of Design Promotion (KIDP) runs the Design Industrial Skills Council to help nurture design professionals based on the needs of the industry. This is implemented by accurately understanding workforce demands of the design and related industries, and by sharing this information with the government and institutions related to human resources development and training.
In the results of a design industry survey conducted as part of the Council's activities, it was found that many design companies are hoping to expand their business into the eco-friendly sector (28.8% of all respondents) along with IoT and home appliances sectors. Additionally, a global consensus on environmental friendliness and sustainability has come about due to cataclysmic crises such as COVID-19 and global warming, and design with respect for the environment has become a necessity - not merely an option - internationally.
In response to these trends and the demands of industry, a handbook focusing on green and sustainable design has been published that can benefit designers and those involved in the design industry. This textbook is a comprehensive and thorough guide to design practice, defining what green and sustainable design is; explaining terms used in the industry; and introducing design processes and examples from the field.
In Chapter 1, there is an introduction to the values of
green and sustainable design as well as the consumption trends that reflect
them, in order to understand the overall contents of the book.
In Chapter 2, the entire process of green and sustainable
design is divided into the stages of planning, product/service development,
product manufacturing & processing, product consumption & disposal, with
design principles and basic knowledge to be considered at each stage also being
presented along the way.
In Chapter 3, various real-world design cases are shown in relation
to lifestyle, business, technology, community, communications, and packaging,
so that new ideas can be gathered through learning about more practical design
In the Appendix, a checklist for green and sustainable design
is included so that readers can take note of all the points to consider when
actually designing a product or service.