Eco Designer

Sprouting the roots of eco creators
Target group: University students and companies

Learning objectives:

  • Create awareness about eco-friendly product design
  • Learn about eco-design principles and methods
  • Experience the complexity of product design decisions in a company perspective

Players: +2 groups (2-6 players per group)

Duration: 2 -2.5 hours

Context of use: Classroom

Primary format: Blended (print-your-self + free app)


Imagine that your company has the task to reduce the environmental impact of its product while being in a hard competition on the market against other companies. Your task is to make your product as eco-friendly as possible while considering the changes in legislation, market share and customer preferences.

You have to understand your product’s environmental impact and the changing situation, make decisions, optimize, compete with other companies and satisfy your board of directors by giving a plausible explanation about the events of the game.

Eco designer is an engaging learning experience designed for groups, who would like to learn about eco-design in a company perspective.


  • Print-and-play board game that only requires a pair of scissors and a few dice.
  • Currently 1 playable scenario
  • Access to the Eco Designer companion app that gives the players the possibility to explore alternative materials and see their effects.
  • Currently available in English


What you need in order to play

  • Eco Designer Game Guide
  • The facilitator slides
  • Game elements: players
  • Game elements: facilitator
  • Scissors and 4 dice/group (or dice app)
  • Smartphones or tablets, at least 1 for each group that’s playing!
  • Download the Eco Designer companion app on each device.
  • A projector in the room where you play the game.

Download Eco Designer companion app (latest update 30th September 2019)

Get on Android devices  

Get on IOS devices   

Get on Pc/Mac in browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge)   


Other material

Eco Designer Logo