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Why choose one sustainable design strategy over another: A decision-support prototype
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Strategic Sustainable Development.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8829-1719
2017 (English)In: Proceedings of the 21stInternational Conference on Engineering Design (ICED17), Vol. 5: Design for X, Design to X, 2017, Vol. 5, 111-120 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Sustainable design strategies provide tangible ways for integrating sustainability into early phaseproduct design work. Examples include design for remanufacturing and design for the base of thepyramid. There are many such strategies and it is difficult to choose between them. Sustainable productdesign activities also need to be tailored to business priorities. We therefore designed a decision-supportprototype to aid project teams to choose strategies based on relevance to the project in terms of bothbusiness and sustainability value. To design the prototype, we first identified potential strategies fromsustainable product development literature. We then used literature on each of six selected strategies toidentify potential business and sustainability benefits. We developed a way to compare sustainabilityvalue based on a scientifically established definition of sustainability and a lifecycle perspective. Theprototype is designed to be usable by practitioners who are not necessarily sustainable design experts.The prototype was created to enable future work to test ways to integrate the selection of sustainabledesign strategies into the early phases of product design.

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2017. Vol. 5, 111-120 p.
Keyword [en]
Sustainability, Ecodesign, Circular economy, Design for X (DfX), Sustainable design
Keyword [sv]
Hållbarhet, hållbar design
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Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-15108OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-15108DiVA: diva2:1138395
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International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED17), Vancouver
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MD3S – Model-driven development and decision support
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Knowledge Foundation
Available from: 2017-09-05 Created: 2017-09-05 Last updated: 2017-09-05Bibliographically approved

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