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Title [sv]
Hållbarhetsinformation: att stödja kommunikation mellan kunder och produktutvecklare (PROSIT)
Title [en]
Product Sustainability Information: supporting communication between customers and product developers (PROSIT)
Abstract [en]
The communication of sustainability values shared between product developers and customers is an important catalyst for effective collaboration that inspires sustainable consumption and helps reach sustainability goals. This research aims to support the communication of product sustainability information to consumers by addressing five objectives:1.To investigate existing tools that communicate product-related sustainability information to their customers;2.To investigate customer perception and preference for product sustainability information;3.To explore how to model customer preference for sustainability information using data analytics;4.To explore opportunities in using digital solutions for sustainability communication between companies and customers;5.To propose a systematic approach to bridge the sustainability communication gap between customers and product developers.The research will involve a case study of two large product development companies, Tarkett and Kinnarps, and their customers represented by Karlskrona Municipality and Blekinge Institute of Technology. The Design Research Methodology will be adopted.
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Kwok, S. Y., Hallstedt, S. & Boeva, V. (2021). Understanding Customer Preference: Outline of a New Approach to Prioritise Sustainability Product Information. In: Scholz, Steffen G., Howlett, Robert J., Setchi, Rossi (Ed.), Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2020 Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing (KES-SDM 2020): . Paper presented at Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2020, online, 9-11 September. Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Understanding Customer Preference: Outline of a New Approach to Prioritise Sustainability Product Information
2021 (English)In: Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2020 Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing (KES-SDM 2020) / [ed] Scholz, Steffen G., Howlett, Robert J., Setchi, Rossi, Springer, 2021, p. -40Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The communication of sustainability values shared between product developers and customers is an important catalyst for effective collaboration that inspires sustainable consumption. Despite the many tools developed for assessing and communicating product’s sustainability performance, customers are facing difficulties in understanding product sustainability information. The knowledge gaps remain underexplored about how product sustainability information is perceived and how this impacts customer purchasing behaviour. This paper outlines a new approach, driven by both backcasting and forecasting thinking, for understanding and modelling customer preferences for product sustainability information. We report findings from a case study of a large workplace furniture manufacturer. The study explored the potential of i) identifying prioritised sustainability attributes using Sustainability Design Space (SDS), and ii) applying machine learning to model customer preferences.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2021
Series
Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, ISSN 2190-3018
Keywords
Sustainability Communication, Customer Preference, Sustainable Product Development, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Information Design.
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-20762 (URN)10.1007/978-981-15-8131-1_3 (DOI)978-981-15-8131-1 (ISBN)
Conference
Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2020, online, 9-11 September
Funder
Knowledge Foundation, 20180130
Available from: 2020-11-23 Created: 2020-11-23 Last updated: 2021-01-18Bibliographically approved
Faludi, J., Hoffenson, S., Kwok, S. Y., Saidani, M., Hallstedt, S., Telenko, C. & Martinez, V. G. (2020). A research roadmap for sustainable design methods and tools. Sustainability, 12(19), Article ID 8174.
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2020 (English)In: Sustainability, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 12, no 19, article id 8174Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Sustainable design methods and tools abound, but their implementation in practice remains marginal. This article brings together results from previous literature reviews and analyses of sustainable design methods and tools, as well as input from design researchers and professional practitioners to identify the needs and gaps in the area. It results in a shared vision of how sustainable design methods and tools can be more tightly integrated into mainstream product design and development, as well as the current state of practice and research in relation to four central questions: What are the needs and values of industry regarding sustainable design? What improvements in sustainable design methods and tools would most drive industry forward? How should researchers move forwardwith developingmore useful sustainable designmethods and tools? Howcan sustainable design be more effectively integrated into industry? A roadmap for the international sustainable design research community is proposed with descriptions of short-, medium-, and long-term tasks for addressing each question. The purpose is to support collective progress and discussions on method and tool development and adoption, and to enablemore tangible success inmainstreaming sustainable design practices in industry. © 2020 by the authors.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2020
Keywords
Design methodologies, Design methods and tools, Industry adoption, Product development, Research agenda, Sustainable design, design method, literature review, research method, sustainable development
National Category
Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-20792 (URN)10.3390/su12198174 (DOI)000586456900001 ()2-s2.0-85092635706 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Knowledge Foundation, 20180130
Note

open access

Available from: 2020-11-27 Created: 2020-11-27 Last updated: 2023-01-18Bibliographically approved
Kwok, S. Y., Schulte, J. & Hallstedt, S. (2020). Approach for Sustainability Criteria and Product Life: Cycle Data Simulation in Concept Selection. In: Proceedings of the Design Society: DESIGN Conference: . Paper presented at Design 2020 Conference, online, OCTOBER 26-29, 2020 (pp. 1979-1988). Cambridge University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Approach for Sustainability Criteria and Product Life: Cycle Data Simulation in Concept Selection
2020 (English)In: Proceedings of the Design Society: DESIGN Conference, Cambridge University Press, 2020, p. 1979-1988Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Companies struggle with identifying relevant sustainability aspects strategically, assessing alternative solutions quantitatively, and making trade-offs. This paper reports results from a prescriptive study with an aerospace company, and presents the Sustainability Criteria And product life-cycle Data Simulation (SCADS) approach. Based on strategic integration of sustainability indicators, this approach aims to enable visualisation and comparison of the sustainability implications of different concepts in early design phases of product development.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge University Press, 2020
Series
Proceedings of the Design Society: DESIGN Conference, E-ISSN 2633-7762
Keywords
sustainable design, early design phase, simulation-based design, model-driven development, indicators
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-20764 (URN)10.1017/dsd.2020.297 (DOI)
Conference
Design 2020 Conference, online, OCTOBER 26-29, 2020
Funder
Knowledge Foundation, 20180130
Note

open access

Available from: 2020-11-23 Created: 2020-11-23 Last updated: 2023-04-03Bibliographically approved
Principal InvestigatorKwok, Sze Yin
Co-InvestigatorHallstedt, Sophie
Co-InvestigatorBoeva, Veselka
Coordinating organisation
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Strategic Sustainable Development
Funder
Period
2019-03-01 - 2021-08-31
Keywords [en]
Sustainability Communication, Sustainable Product Development, Sustainable Design
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
DiVA, id: project:2195Project, id: 20180130

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