The Life-centred Design Guide resources for further learning

A list of resources for further learning about life-centred design.

The Life-centred Design Guide book

About the guide

Life-centred design aligns responsible businesses and designers with global goals to design physical and digital products and services that re-nourish
the planet and foster fair and diverse ways of being.

Life-centred design is still emerging, however, so awareness of it is low, those who practise it are few, how it is practised varies, and hybridisation of physical and digital product design strategies is nascent.

The Life-centred Design Guide introduces a collection of today’s life-centred design approaches and speculates a ‘Future Snapshot’ of what the framework might become if the variations merged.

Accompanied by the Life-centred Design Resource Hub
at futurescouting.com.au/lcd-resources, the Guide includes learning exercises, tools, strategies, and introductions to 11 key supporting practices:

Circular design, Inclusive design, Pluriversal design, Systems thinking, Distributed design, Sustainable web design, Behavioural design, Interspecies design, Biomimicry, Foresight, Human-centred design

Life-centred design gives designers the skills and mindsets to respond to today’s wicked problems in tangible, practical, and measurable ways.

Resource links

Below is a list of resources for further learning about life-centred approaches and practices, including:

  1. Life-centred Design Approaches
  2. Life-centred Design Contributors
  3. Supporting Design Practices
  4. Indigenous Practices
  5. Articles

Design Approaches

Learn more about different design approaches that expand-human centred design to include more consideration for the planet.

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Agricycle

Bruce Mau, Principles for Massive Change

Circulab

Design Council

Disrupt Design

Don Norman

Eco Design Circle Sustainability Guide

Fairphone

Fillipa K fashion

First Things First Manifesto

Future of Design Education

Impossible

Karwai Ng and Will Anderson

Monika Sznel

Sentient Future Lab

The Circular Design Guide

NID Handbook

Nike Circularity Guide

Vincent

Wholegrain Digital

Life-centred Design Contributors

Design Practices

Learn more about the eleven key design practices combined in life-centred design

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Circular design

Inclusive design

Pluriversal design

Systems thinking

Distributed design

Sustainable web design

Behavioural design

Interspecies design

Biomimicry

Designing futures

Human-centred design

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Founder of futurescouting.com.au and the author of Future Scouting and The Life-centred Design Guide