Autodesk Sustainability Workshop

 

The Autodesk Sustainability Workshop is a series of educational videos and supporting materials to train students and professionals in the principles of green design. I was priviliged to be the subject matter expert, working with Autodesk's Dawn Danby and Adam Menter, as well as the great folks at Free Range Studios.

The videos and documents can be used either by individuals themselves to learn, or by educators to teach (in schools or the workplace) the principles and practical skills related to green design. All content is short and modular, meant to be easily  inserted into curricula as educators see fit, not forcing a full curriculum structure.  For self-guided learners, or educators who desire a full curriculum structure, a novel multi-threaded approach is suggested by the information architecture of the site. The Autodesk Sustainability Workshop is changing the way students learn and teachers educate on sustainability, to better prepare future designers and engineers to create a more sustainable world.

Universities using the videos include UC Berkeley, UT Austin, University of Calgary, St. Thomas University, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Hongik University in Korea, and many more.