The study proposes a pedagogical framework “a triad of sociocultural sustainability of design: context, content, and meaning,” which details the social dimension of sustainability. This article introduces the concepts and factors of the three constituents—context, context, and meaning—and explains how the framework has been used in teaching design process and programming. In design professionals’ endeavor for the public’s health, safety, and welfare, educators’ and practitioners’ commitment to sustainable design has been highly promoted and presented. Sustainability consists of economic, social, and ecological systems. However, its sociocultural aspects have often been neglected in the discussion that has mainly focused on the environmental impacts and footprints of building process and products. Since sociocultural aspects reflect the ethics and responsibilities of design professionals, it is crucial for them to reconsider the value of sociocultural sustainability.
|Keywords:||Sociocultural Sustainability, Design Method, Design Process, Interior Design|
Assistant Professor, Interior Design, Lamar Dodd School of Art, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA