Footprintproblem

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Footprintproblem

  1. 1. A “FOOTPRINT PROBLEM” AS A DESIGN PROBLEM Dupuis Soc 115
  2. 2. My footprint problem  My car as my main method of transportation  Use of fossil fuels is unsustainable  Resources used for infrastructure to support automobile transportation  Incredible amount of energy for transporting one person  Amount of energy/materials going into the making and distribution of automobiles
  3. 3. “Sensemaking” a design problem  Anticipating  Reflection  use of my personal car creates  Feeling of frustration when using my expectations for other modes mass transit of transportation  Amtrak delays  Transportation system is designed  Unfriendly passengers to favor automobiles over mass  Cost vs. benefit transit  Automobile transportation as the  Connecting only easy method  Feeling of freedom associated  Appropriating with automobiles  Disappointment/frustration when  Social aspects: the road trip idea without a car  Interpreting  Recounting  The design of more sustainable  Never hear positive stories of use transportation methods does not of mass transit meet my expectations or provide  Only non-negative stories: random the same connections people/events
  4. 4. What kind of design problem?  My use of cars as my main method of transportation is a design problem because, theoretically, sustainable automobiles or sustainable transportation methods could be created  The design problem lies mainly in the use of fossil fuels  Even the most fuel efficient vehicles are unsustainable under current conditions  Productionof vehicles using many metals, woods, and petroleum products is also unsustainable  The majority of car parts are not typically recycled to my knowledge
  5. 5. A Redesign to solve my problems  The unsustainable use of resources for transportation requires a massive redesign of both technologies and infrastructure  Technologies  Engines using sustainable fuel or sustainable batteries  Non-petroleum based products for tires, plastics, etc.  Infrastructure  Roads must be redesigned  Even if all cars were sustainable, travelling would be impractical with ever-growing population and limited space  Refueling  Some sort of battery changing / hydrogen refilling / sustainable fuel selling business model must by designed and put in place all throughout the world

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