Hazal Gumus Ciftci, IDSA
Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
Hazal Gumus Ciftci is an assistant professor of industrial design at the Design School of Arizona State University. Her research interests are design for sustainability, social innovation, local production, crafts, and meaning-making through cultural rituals.
Dr. Gumus Ciftci holds a Ph.D. in design from Lancaster University. She received her bachelor’s degree from Istanbul Technical University (industrial design) and her master’s degree from Politecnico di Milano (product/service/system design).
Following in the Footsteps of Circular Design
August 25, 2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Breakout - Majestic
The circular design has become one of the prominent methods to create a better, sustainable, and livable future. Design schools started to embrace circular design in their curriculums and designers are looking for ways to come up with alternative materials, renewable resources, and traditional ways of making along with emerging technologies. We are now looking for ways to design products that come from nature and go back to nature without leaving waste behind. We are employing different strategies such as reusing,
repurposing and repairing for longer-lasting products. Therefore, this session will explore circular design, systems thinking, and their potential in the near future through reimagining existing products and services.