Innovation Research and Strategy



A Journey To Sustainability Thinking

The publication illustrates a participatory approach that involves various expertise to develop a global understanding of innovation. The booklet is a comprehensive report of the design project How Sustainable Is Bhar. The sustainability mindset evolved while working on the Indian, disposable tea cup made from terracotta. The conclusion of this journey are varying challenges for designers of all disciplines.


# Publication  # Research Report  # Design Challenges

Sustainable Bhar

The outcome of this design project is an inclusive design approach to consolidate an intentionally sustainable but incomplete attempt at preventing plastic waste in India. The focus lies on a development of a sustainability strategy for the disposable tea cup made from terracotta.


# Sustainability Strategy  # Circular Economy  # Recyclability  # Reusability # Material Experiments  # Product Design

Palm Leather Shoe

The focus of this design project is the development of recycling opportunity for the waste material palm bark in Southeast Asia. Experiments showed that the bark can change to a soft and leather-like material. The innovative material is exemplified in a wooden shoe which is inspired by the traditions from Indonesia.


# Ethnographic Research  # Material Experiments # Recyclability  # Product Design

Weaving with Grass and Bamboo

The ethnographic research investigated the traditional weaving techniques from the Philippines and Indonesia.


# Ethnographic Research

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