Circular design is inherently systemic, so it is particularly valuable to have a clear definition of what you are trying to solve and how you plan to go about it. This will likely require an interdisciplinary approach with a range of support.
Gather with the team that will be working on your design challenge.
Start by clarifying your goal – what are you looking to accomplish? (Make sure you are focused enough that the challenge feels manageable, but broad enough that there are opportunities to discover new or unique solutions.)
As a group, continue with the following questions, and capture the answers as you go:
One by one, have each person in your group share their thoughts for each of these questions. On the last question, take a minute to work on the Barriers Breakdown Worksheet to make sure you are set up for success.
Now, shift to action. What small steps will you take to make this happen?
Capture and share so everyone in your group can use this as a basis for telling the story to others.
This activity will help you articulate and frame what circularity challenge you are looking to solve and the impact you hope to have. In addition, it's an opportunity to bring a team together to align on your goal(s) and the approach you might take.
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