Bioinclusive ethical framework urges humans to view themselves as part of nature and rethink their perspective on their relationship with nature. Principle of Least Resistance states that a living entity avoids encountering resistance or chooses to counter resistance by using the least amount of energy as possible. This principle doesn’t apply to humans as much because we tend to disobey natural laws and use external energy from other natural entities and deplete resources.
If we start designing for non-humans to create alternative scenarios of enhancing the quality of life for humans, we will achieve sustainability faster than we are now.
Ecological journaling offers an intimate perspective to study sustainability. It aims to have designers to gain a better understanding of this issue as they explore the consequences of design action or inaction relative to humanity, nature and culture. Designers are expected to a place that they identify as “nature” and keep a journal of what’s happening for three months.
Acknowledging non-human stakeholders in designing for sustainable food systems.
Looks at how every design is an inorganic extension of ourself as we progress with the ill mindset of acting like “God”.
Envisioning a less anthropocentric approach to design by looking at bioinclusive ethical frameworks.
Proposes that living organisms interact with other inorganic surroundings on Earth to form a self-regulating, complex system that helps to maintain the conditions of life.
Designing a better future requires building worlds that are unrealistic but not undesirable.
Using critical design both as a theory and a tool to build resilience and sustainability in future-proofing the future.
We design for humans but we need to think of us being a part of the experiences we design to achieve overall wellness in the long term.