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Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Strategic Sustainable Development. (TISU)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7382-1825
2015 (English)In: Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED). Milan, Italy, July 27-30, 2015., DESIGN SOC, UNIV STRATHCLYDE , 2015Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

 In order for a company to define a sustainability design space and become more sustainable it must know: what sustainability means; how sustainability can be achieved; and, how sustainability can be measured. 

The main contribution of this paper is an approach to define the design space for sustainability, with purpose to give support in the early product innovation process. A novel approach is presented for how to identify strategic sustainability criteria, tactical design guidelines and sustainability compliance index that are important parts of a sustainability design space. A case company within the aerospace industry has been chosen to test and validate the sustainability criteria and how it can give support in evaluating the current sustainability profile of a product component by using the suggested Sustainability Compliance Index (SCI). 

The result from company feedback and early pilot-testing showed that the sustainability criteria and sustainability compliance index can give support in decisions regarding sustainability perspective in early concept development. The pilot-tests also indicated that there is a need for further development and validation.

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Design for X (DfX), Sustainability, Decision making, Early design phases
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-11327ISI: 000366308500002ISBN: 978-1-904670-69-8OAI: diva2:886180
International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED). Milan, Italy, July 27-30, 2015.
Model-Driven Development and Decision SupportSTOIP
Knowledge Foundation
Available from: 2015-12-21 Created: 2015-12-21 Last updated: 2016-09-26Bibliographically approved

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