This work is part of an exhibition of student work as case studies guided by teams of university educators, passionate about design and the principles of sustainable development. Tourism is a service-based industry comprising a number of tangible and intangible components. The tangible elements include transport, food and beverages, souvenirs and accommodation, whilst the intangible elements involve education, culture, adventure or simply escape and relaxation. This project aims to support the intangible elements whilst reducing the impact of one tangible element---the taking of photos. At least 30 chemicals are used in filmbased photo processing. The use, and environmental impact, of film is reduced by providing access to reusable digital cameras, as a service. The system operates through the co-ownership of joint objects. It involves a digitalcamera-sharing kiosk, that can be distributed around the Centre of Melbourne. The kiosk dispenses and takes back reusable digital cameras, returning a small CD of the images taken by the user. The proposed cost to the user is $15.
Exhibited as part of the Eco-Sense Design Studios: Sustainability and ICT: a New Terrain for Innovation, at the Melbourne Museum, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2003