Carlos Fiorentino is a design educator, researcher and practitioner, and doctoral student in Human Ecology at the University of Alberta.

(See my biography page for more information).


Publications:
Design for Sustainability vs. Design for Resilience: A Time Scale Problem?

This is an open discussion about the meaning of design for sustainability and design for resilience, and how these terms are related to speed of knowledge and time scale.

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The Emerging Discipline of Biomimicry as a Design Paradigm Shift

This paper analyzes Biomimicry as an emerging field that offers the best tools and concepts for design for sustainability and resilient design.

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Published online: November 26, 2014

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Bio-utilization, Bio-inspiration, and Bio-affiliation in Design for Sustainability: : Biotechnology, Biomimicry, and Biophilic Design

The paper discusses biological approaches to design for sustainability, such as "bio-utilization" (as in bio-technology), "bio-inspiration" (as in biomimicry), and "bio-affiliation" (as in Biophilic Design).

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Published Online: May 26, 2016

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Escaping the Design Dystopia: Propositional Bio-informed Theories to Evolve from Anthropocentric Design

Anthropocentric and user-centered design became the design dystopia, and the result of unsustainable design practices. In response, bio-informed theories propose new models, methods, and measures to achieve sustainability.

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Published online: August 29, 2016

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