Design Play Cards

Design Play Cards

The Design Play Cards challenge, inspire and explore the opportunities for change through designing for sustainability with over 50 full colour cards!

Solve real world ‘wicked’ problems with the Design Problem cards​, be inspired by solutions in action with the Design Inspiration cards and discover opportunities for change with the Design Strategy cards.


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Waste Watchers helps University lose hundreds of kilos (of landfill): Recycling behaviour change campaign spearheaded by monsters!

Under its Ecoversity sustainability program, the University of Adelaide commissioned Ecocreative to help create a fun way to engage students and staff in recycling. Colourful signage bin wraps of recycling and landfill ‘monsters’ were created to show a diverse audience what is suitable for waste and recycling. The installation was followed by an intensive ‘Waste Watchers’ campaign, to decrease waste to landfill and increase ‘uncontaminated’ recycling.

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Stampel create beauty from recycled timber offcuts

Fresh country air has a certain magical quality – It clears the mind and makes you appreciate the simple things life. This is clearly the case for Andrea Shaw, who after moving to the Bendigo in country Victoria, launched her new business, Stampel. Armed with a chisel, an obsession for wood block printing and eye for pattern, she carves recycled timber offcuts into delicate design objects that pack a design punch. We particularly love her little Fasett Flower Vessel….

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Bikefest Design Competition call for entries


Better By Bike is back! First staged in 2010, Better by Bike is a biennial national design competition unearthing improvements in bike, infrastructure or accessory design that improve the experience of the bike rider.

Bikefest is calling students, design professionals or bicycle enthusiasts to submit designs, ideas and programs that make the world better by bike.

Whether it’s better cycling design, better fashion, better accessories, better infrastructure or fostering better communities – Bikefest wants your bicycle-related designs and ideas.

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Recycling takes off

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The display encourages people of all ages to walk the resource journeys to find out what happens after something goes in the bin.

Ecocreative recently designed and developed an interactive waste display for the Adelaide Airport to launch its new recycling bins. It centres around the topic of waste and resource management in a lighthearted yet educational manner.
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SRD Change 11 National : graduate sustainable design exhibition

August 1, 2011 to August 12, 2011

Featuring projects that innovate and enquire, educate and inspire. All on show in a stunning new venue. See more info at

A thought provoking selection of well developed, innovative Graduate concepts that address issues of sustainability, social equity and community selected from across Australia’s leading tertiary institutions.

SRD CHANGE 11 National is a special project of the SRD and part of SYDNEY DESIGN 2011 presented by the Powerhouse Museum.

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