Only five days left in our advent giveaway! Comment today for your chance to win a copy of Design for Sustainable Change. Whether you’re involved in graphic design, fashion design, industrial design or architecture,  Design for Sustainable Change clearly explains the key theories and debates surrounding sustainability to allow you to adapt and integrate them into your own working practices.

Sustainability is an increasingly vital subject for all kinds of designers. Throughout Design for Sustainable Change, Anne Chick and Paul Micklethwaite explore how design thinking and design-led innovation can address the sustainability agenda. The debates around design and sustainability are all clearly introduced and explained using international case studies and interviews to put the theories discussed into a real-world context.

This book demystifies the often confusing concept of sustainability and examines the ways in which design and sustainability interrelate.

“An increasing number of books examine sustainable design, or design for sustainability. This book looks at design thinking as an approach – and an attitude – which by its nature considers issues of sustainability. This is not a book on ‘sustainable design’ or ‘design for sustainability.”


“An invaluable reference guide to the major ethical design themes of our time. …this book is essential reading for anyone wishing to grasp the complexities of sustainability and the role of design.”

– Professor Stuart Walker, Lancaster University 

‘Design is undergoing a revolution, and this book is an essential guide for tomorrow’s design revolutionaries … This extremely timely book is essential reading for design students in all disciplines.’

Professor Mike Press, University of Dundee, UK



Anne Chick is Professor of Art, Design & Architecture at Lincoln University. She is Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary, Canada, as well as an Associate Editor of the Design Journal and a Design Studies journal referee.

Paul Micklethwaite is a Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture at Kingston University, UK, where he leads the BA Design Studies and MA Professional Practice (Design) programmes. He is editor of Kiosk, a multidisciplinary annual of art and design.


If you would like to win a copy of Design for Sustainable Change, all you need to do is comment on this blog post within the next 24 hours! We will pick a winner at random at 4pm tomorrow so be sure to check the blog if you’ve entered!

Congratulations to Steve Weymouth! You are the winner of Basics Animation: Stop-motion! Please email your postal address to press@avabooks.co.uk so we can send the book to you.







  1. Dear SantAVA,

    I have been a really goody-goody designer this year.
    I am so putting this book on my wishlist for this year’s xmas :D

  2. Wow, this seems so interesting! I’d love to have it because design is really a way of changing the world :)

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