Sustainable consumption


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Bachelor in Sustainable design or similar qualifications

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

A student who has been through the module:

Learning objectives


  • understands current socio-technical changes within consumption in the light of a longer historical perspective and with regards to sustainability


  • can analyse how technological changes in everyday life (at the micro level) are connected with broader social changes (at the macro level)
  • can analyse the position of a product in a social context, including aspects related to culture, norms, social groups, gender, and age groups
  • is able to apply a practice theory perspective in an empirical analysis of everyday use of technology
  • can discuss how technologies and consumption co-develop with modern family life and the work-life balance
  • is able to assess the possibilities for and the usefulness of including users in innovation processes for everyday products
  • is able to carry out and analyse qualitative interviews, including coding of the material
  • can apply systematic observation, ethnographic methods, studies of advertisements etc. as part of empirical studies on technology in everyday life
  • can write about products and consumption in everyday life in a clear and accessible way


  • can independently crystallize the main points in a scientific text and give an oral presentation of these points in an accessible and pedagogical way

Type of instruction

Reading and analysing texts, lectures and cases, facilitating exercises etc.



Name of examSustainable consumption
Type of exam
Written and oral exam
Permitted aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleBƦredygtigt forbrug
Module codeTBISDK13202
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudyboard for Techno-Anthropology and Sustainable Design
DepartmentDepartment of Planning
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design