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Sustainable Practices?

Postby Ann Benoit » March 17th, 2009, 12:54 pm


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As a designer, what would you consider to be your top 5 most sustainable practices?

Postby Alerick » March 18th, 2009, 9:38 am


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Is this asking of what we as designers do or in general?


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What we as designers do to be sustainable ;)

Postby iab » March 18th, 2009, 3:42 pm


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Decrease client/vendor travel
Paperless
Virtual office
Rapid prototyping/tooling
Business acumen

Sustainable Practices

Postby JGavula » March 27th, 2009, 12:36 pm


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I definitely agree with the last post.

My partner and I have operated a relatively paperless (glance.net) virtual office (out of our home) for a numbers years. It has helped us keep overhead costs low. The current state of our environment and economy has strengthened our convictions.

'"Decrease client/vendor travel
Paperless
Virtual office
Rapid prototyping/tooling
Business acumen"'

Business acumen.. I had to look this one up. Wiki has several definitions listed, and not knowing what it means, my favorite definition listed would have to be:

'"Ram Charan, business consultant and speaker, is one of the outspoken voices attempting to define business acumen. He describes it as the art of “linking an insightful assessment of the external business landscape with the keen awareness of how money can be made — and then executing the strategy to deliver the desired results.”[1]


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