DYPP : exploring the future potential of seaweed as bioplastic through strategic use of design
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About 70% of the earth’s surface is water. To meet the needs of future population growth and climate change, we have to look to the ocean. How might we use the inherent potential of seaweed to tackle some of these challenges?DYPP is a design diploma exploring the future potential of seaweed as bioplastic through strategic use of design. Based on our own explorations, interviews and feedback from experts, our design proposal consists of a roadmap and four future scenarios. The aim of the roadmap is to create an overview and illustrate key steps and relations between the industry, government and research departments. To exemplify a possible development, we have designed four future scenarios using seaweed for packaging. The scenarios are illustrated through physical touchpoints and future trends. Exploring how to introduce the new material and how it can challenge what packaging might be in the future. What if local food could have locally produced packaging? And what if packaging could nourish the content or release nutrients when eaten? The overarching goal of our design proposal is to make a contribution to upscale seaweed farming in Norway and move towards a green shift. We hope our contributions can trigger discussions and inspire the industry.