Personal device lectronics are our drivers for day to day activity and social connectivity. We’ve thought about how we could introduce responsible practices in electronic wastes and personal device use.
Introducing digisave, the organization behind the implementation of the 2030 strategic plan ARECS (Australian Responsible Electronic Consumption Scheme) to lift Australians and the nation into a forerunner in the adoption of sustainable personal electronic device consumption. This is in response to the impending ban of electronic waste in landfills; an amendment to the 2011 product stewardship legislation.
Following from our legislative plans, a detailed proposal for the recovery and identification of metals, both technological and core; with the transfer of CERN technology, shows the ability for Australia to convert waste into wealth. It shows how Australia can become an economy that has been distinguished with its ability to consider our biggest waste reservoirs as energy and economic producers.
Whilst producing resources from our landfills, a conceptual framework for future device consumption is brought to light in what we proudly call; Tacti. Alongside this, a framework to transform technology retailers into hubs for knowledge and uptake of socially and environmentally sustainable devices is visualized with what we call ‘eli stations’ and ‘tailortech’. This caps off our 2030 strategic plan.
Being one of two Industrial designers on the team, I took the role of deep systems and empathic thinking approaches and fused it with the other Industrial designer; the technical expert. So to say, we worked as one brain together, both challenging each other in the conceptual aspects, which has resulted in a very thorough and detailed proposal. Amongst the 3 members, we worked as one entity and contributed our own pool of knowledge; I myself would take the role of documenting and visualizing systems which was one of the biggest learnings due to it being a collaborative effort
Rachel is a Communication Designer from Swinburne University. Throughout the Challenge Based Innovation Program, Rachel focused on critical thinking, working to ensure the project outcome illustrated a true consideration and implementation of Sustainable Development Goal #12; Sustainable Consumption and Production. She brought strong written, verbal and visual communication skills to the project; making sure that the vision of Digisave was equally strong and coherent.
Industrial Design honours student from Swinburne University of Technology. During the Challenged Based Innovation (CBI A3) he focused towards the technology research in the materials recovery process as well as creating high quality models to convey the conceptual message to create a strong a fluid concept.