Yoon Choi

Yoon Choi
University of the Arts London · Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design

PhD

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Introduction
I am a design researcher, design practitioner and educator exploring a sustainable future for design, particularly in packaging and product design. I am a lecturer in Product Design at Central Saint Martins.

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Publications (7)
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During the 20th century the cultural and economic value of products dramatically changed as the availability and affordability of mass-produced, low cost goods increased in the marketplace (Walker, 2006). We buy things that end up never used, we store objects that are never needed, find the extra storage space for the object that doesn’t fit in our...
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Designing for object detachment offers potential for extending an object’s lifespan and reducing environmental impact. The philosophy and theory of care-giving in nursing practice may be usefully adapted and applied to the care of possessions. Care-giving behaviour towards objects includes maintaining and repairing them, but also letting them go gr...
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Current packaging use within fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) produces a lot of unwanted waste that must be dealt with at significant cost, with negative environmental impacts. In the UK, annually, 10.8 million tonnes of packaging wastes are created; only 24% of plastic packaging is currently recycled (defra, 2011). Many packaging designers approa...
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This thesis explores the feasibility of adapting and applying the philosophy and theory of care-giving in nursing practice to the care of possessions, and whether such application has value in design processes for extending the lifespan of objects, to promote sustainable disposal behaviour. Designing for user detachment from hibernating or accumula...
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The Carative Factors Inspirational Toolkit has been designed to provide a better understanding of the user’s relationship with hibernating or accumulated objects at end of use, and their responsible and decisive disposal, for designers, in order to create products, services and an environment that will influence users’ possession and sustainable di...
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Care has a key role in design in providing opportunities for the transition to the circular economy. The concept of care in product design has been increasingly discussed in the design literature and can potentially be integrated into design education. Adopting the concept of care offers a space for design students to make sense of the complex rela...
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Care practice often relates to provoking an emotional or affective response from users, satisfying emotional needs and thus encouraging care for the product. Care practice in the process of promoting feelings of responsibility and commitment towards products, services and the environment to users also encourages sustainable behaviour. However, ther...

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This research project aims to explore, experiment and implement innovative visions for post-graduate design education to shape a sustainable future