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Poppelaars, F.A. (author), Bakker, C.A. (author), van Engelen, J.M.L. (author)
Value creation in a circular economy is based on products being returned after use. In the case of smartphones, most are never returned and tend to be kept in drawers. Smartphone access services (e.g., leasing or upgrade) have been experimented with in the Netherlands but have been largely unsuccessful. This study explores the reasons why...
journal article 2018
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Sumter, Deborah (author), Bakker, C.A. (author), Balkenende, A.R. (author)
In the transition to a circular economy companies are exploring new business models, implying a shift from selling products to offering products in circular business models, such as leasing.
Product design is thought to play a crucial role in enabling this. Having a robust overview of relevant design roles and competencies is of foundational...
journal article 2018
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Sauerwein, M. (author), Bakker, C.A. (author), Balkenende, A.R. (author)
This paper explores the use of annotated portfolios as a method to support the qualitative analysis of interview data about design projects. Annotated portfolios have so far been used to support artefacts with text in order to discuss them in the context of ‘research through design’ In this paper, we interpret the five-step method of McCracken...
conference paper 2018
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Van den Berg, M.R. (author), Bakker, C.A. (author)
The paper provides a circular economy framework from a product design perspective with tools to aid product designers in applying circular product design in practice. Design research for circular economy has so far mainly been limited to referring to existing fields of research such as design for disassembly, remanufacturing and recycling. The...
conference paper 2015
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