Sophie is an unusual mix of campaigner, practising designer and Chartered Waste Manager. She’s been working in the fields of sustainable design, behaviour change and material process for nearly 20 years. I invited Sophie on to the show to talk about waste and circular design. In our conversation we get into:
- The engineering of linear and circular products, material selection, recycling houses and oil rigs.
- Creative strategies for circular designers, and in particular the idea that waste is a design flaw.
- And the practical philosophy of someone who has spent so long think about waste.
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If you enjoyed this episode then check out this written interview I did with Sophie two years ago as part of a Royal Academy of Engineering-funded project we did at Think Up into the strategies of different sorts of designer.
For more strategies on creative thinking, read my article ‘How to have ideas – strategies for engineers and other humans‘.