Print Email Facebook Twitter Circular light.touch.matters Title Circular light.touch.matters Author Portioli, A. Contributor Tempelman, E. (mentor) Lehmann, M. (mentor) Etheridge, T. (mentor) Faculty Industrial Design Engineering Department Design Engineering Programme IPD Date 2015-10-13 Abstract The purpose of the this Master thesis is to explore and introduce new sustainability design opportunities inside the EU founded project light.touch.matters. The LTM project is a pioneering project on new flexible smart materials, where the product becomes the interface. The attempt has been made to steer away from the traditional sustainability tools and mentality towards a more modern and innovative way of approaching the sustainability issue, when designing a new product with a developing material. With help of new models such as Circular economy new design and strategic opportunities opened up for designers to address sustainability issues. In order to introduce these new concepts and visions inside the LTM consortium three steps have been taken: - A sustainability assessment of the presented LTM product concepts, which focused on providing implementable and inspirational tip&tops for them to improve their designs. - A Circularity Workshop where the designers were able to explore through a Tool-kit a new way of keeping the big picture of their product whilst designing it. - A redesign of one of the LTM product concept to capture the design opportunities presented by Circular economy and LTM materials. Finally the new vision and approach were successfully welcomed by the consortium and especially the designers, that are now entering the final phase of the LTM project where they will be bringing their concepts to a prototyping stage. In this phase it's important to keep in mind the new vision and the new models introduced in the project to come up with sustainable and successful product solutions. Subject wearable productscircular product designdesign for securitysmart materialsdiving equipmentsustainability To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:942b0e5b-fd9b-4ce6-a292-b4fee36cf244 Embargo date 2016-10-13 Access restriction Campus only Part of collection Student theses Document type master thesis Rights (c) 2015 Portioli, A.