Design-Technology and Sustainability

  • Sudhir Rama Murthy
  • Monto Mani
Conference paper


The chapter explores the use, purpose and appropriateness of technology in the design process. From a sustainability perspective, factors such as diversity, creativity and skill are fundamental for innovation (competition and survival). In addition to formalizing guidelines for the role of technology in the design process, the chapter discusses the role of both the designer and the design-technology in the co-operative complex involved in generating, capturing and storing ideas. In addition, capability approach has been adopted to discern this relationship further.


Design Process Capability Approach Design Morphology Human Capability Basic Capability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Sustainable TechnologiesIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Centre for Sustainable Technologies and Centre for Product Design and ManufacturingIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia

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