Design Out Waste: Innovations for Toaster’s End of Life
Student | Annie Tempest
Faculty | Kat Choate, Dan Penge
School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Sustainability Certificate
This project examines a design precedent, Design Out Waste, created by The Agency of Design.
This precedent sought to create a more sustainable toaster by focusing on the end of life of the appliance. The product was three speculative toaster designs: The Optimist, Pragmatist, and Realist. After learning about this project, I focused on how to transform it from speculative objects to real design systems, by thinking through the entire lifecycle of each toaster.