Identify an abstract term, Waste.
What is waste and what is wastefulness?
Once we purchase a product, it gets worn out or becomes obsolete as time goes by, even when we are not using it.
How can we get maximum use out of a product?
How can we save our money and also the planet?
A fan, one of seasonal products, was hacked to reach the answer.
Waste, can also be considered in more abstract terms – a waste of time, a waste of energy, thought (a form of energy?) or opportunity – and there is therefore an implicit need in any profound investigation of the subject of waste to address objects and things at a level beyond their immediate physicality.
- From the Design as Catalyst project brief,
Design Products, Royal College of Art in 2014