Pi People #23: create without waste with Planet Centric Design
July 14, 2021
How to do awesome work without trashing the planet
The nature of our work as designers means we produce and create new things all the time. But this often comes with unintended consequences, like waste and emissions.
So how can we continue to make great work, without trashing the planet? We call it Planet Centric Design.
Join us to hear how the needs of the planet can be designed into the products and services we all design and create. You’ll come away understanding what practical changes you can make as a designer (or developer, or product person), along with a practical step-by-step guide to start making those changes tomorrow.
Hear 3 short (10-15 mins) talks from experts:
Tom Greenwood, Author of Sustainable Web Design
Tom Greenwood is the co-founder of Wholegrain Digital, a Certified B Corp. He’ll be sharing the small changes we can make to build faster, more carbon-efficient websites that are not only better for the planet but better for users.
Jessica Carta, Head of Product at Treecard
Jessica is Head of Product at Treecard and will share how her team are building the leading green financial services company that makes impactful and sustained climate action every day.
Zoe Lester, Product Designer at Idean UK
Zoe will join the dots between behavioural science and sustainability to show us how a practice of self-reflection can help us all become better, more sustainable designers.
With an introduction from:
Kara Pecknold, Global Lead for Sustainability at frog
Kara will give a short introduction to frog’s sustainability story, how they’re upskilling designers and winning new planet-centric projects. She’ll give an insight into some of the work we’ll be tackling together as one team.
How it works
We know you’ll probably have been sitting in front of a screen all day, so they’ll be short talks (10 mins), streamed on YouTube - no cameras needed! We’ll be taking questions throughout and will save time for a Q&A session at the end.
If you can’t make the live event, do still sign up and we’ll send you a full recording.