Planet centric design

workshop – 240 min | Feb 3 – 14:00

Planet Centric Design (PCD) is a design methodology to create concepts, products and services that put the planet first. This is a project-based methodology for co-creation between different disciplines, that aims to start conversations around complex subjects such as: what is your sustainability vision? How might we disrupt your value chain? This workshop welcomes people from any background, as PCD aims to break silos and start radical collaboration for designing a more sustainable society. You will use tools to co-create planet positive solutions, that are also desirable and human-centred. You will get access to the toolkit and learn how you can replicate Planet Centric Design in your own context.

Carolina Faria

Carolina Faria
Planet Centric Designer

Andy Matias

Andy Matias
Planet Centric Designer

About the speakers

Carolina Faria

Carolina Faria

Planet Centric Designer
Originally a communication designer, I changed focus and started working in innovation-driven programmes in higher education. These experimented with different settings of project-based learning to build self-efficacy and to learn to navigate ambiguity. The main goal is to use design methodologies to improve people’s learnings experiences and bridge different fields of work, ways of doing and people.  I am now working as a planet centric designer, shifting the focus of design to include sustainability as a core characteristic of what we put into the world. At the same time, we help organisations accelerate the sustainability transition with a new methodology and way of working.

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Andy Matias

Andy Matias

Planet Centric Designer
Andy has a background in storytelling, with a bachelor’s degree in cinema & photography. He spent his last semester of college in Los Angeles working at two top-tier production companies doing script development. After college, he moved to New York City for five years where he was a freelance artist in the photography industry, working for many internationally renowned brands like The New York Times. He moved to Finland in 2016 to pursue a career in Sustainability by obtaining a master’s degree in design at Aalto University’s Creative Sustainability program. Currently, he works as a Planet Centric Designer at the software development company Vincit, working to transform organizations and help them make systemic efforts toward tackling complex environmental challenges with Planet Centric Design.

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