The Design Transmitter is a blog dedicated design that makes you think about the world around you and your place in it.


Sustainable design is a hot topic. But unfortunately, most of the time the debate on sustainability focuses around the use of materials only – recycling, up-cycling, cradle-to-cradle – and not so much on how we use our material world in general. We need to think more about what we really need and how we use those things, instead of focusing so much on what things are made of.

In other words: living a sustainable life is not about green consuming, it is about conscious consuming.


My name is Dorien Duivenvoorden and I live in Haarlem, a city near Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I have an MA in Design Cultures: a theoretical approach of everything that is design. For my master thesis I researched the relation between people and things and tried to answer the questions if and how designers can prolong this relation through their designs.


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