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Product Design For A Circular Economy: A Practical Guide

June 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Arguably, the most pressing issue our planet will face in the next 100 years is to address the massive human-created impacts from the last 100. Product designers have a lot to answer for. With so much information and opinion about “sustainability” and the “circular economy” how can a product designer cut through the chatter and the greenwashing to make informed, impactful design decisions in their daily practice?

This event is a panel discussion to help the product design community understand the importance of their role in the circular economy and to lay the groundwork for a practical approach to sustainability in new product development.

Panelists discuss highlights from their professional experiences about the complexity of implementing best practices in design for a circular economy and share examples of how product designers can drive positive change.


Andrew Dent, Executive Vice President, Research at Material ConneXion

Courtney (Akemi Takashima) Der, Sustainable Materials & Design Strategy

Mike Elam, Director of Mechanical Engineering, Whipsaw

Carsten Frauenheim, Repairability Engineer, iFixit

Ingve Holmung, Head of Design, Sustainability at Logitech

Jon Lake, VP of Engineering, Tact

Andrew Zee, Former Product Sustainability Lead, Google

Tom Keegan, Program Manager, Tact Product Development (Moderator)


Co-sponsored by Tact Product Development, Whipsaw, and Informal


June 5
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Tact Product Development


55 Grace Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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925 324 7564
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