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Sauerwein, M. (author), Doubrovski, E.L. (author), Balkenende, A.R. (author), Bakker, C.A. (author)
Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is acknowledged for its potential to support sustainable design. In this paper, we explore whether the opportunities that additive manufacturing offers for sustainable design are also useful when designing for a circular economy, and to what extent additive manufacturing can support design...
journal article 2019
Sumter, Deborah (author), Bakker, C.A. (author), Balkenende, A.R. (author)
This paper examines the role of product designers in the transition towards the circular economy. Both scientific and grey literature show remarkable optimism when it comes to role strategic and coordinating role designers could play in this transition process. However, there has been little examination of the actual role and influence designers...
conference paper 2017
Balkenende, A.R. (author), Bakker, C.A. (author)
Sustainability of electronic products until recently mainly focused on improving the energy efficiency. Recently, resource efficiency has become of growing importance. Due to the use of relatively small amounts of many valuable and scarce materials, often intimately mixed, the design of electronic products deserves specific attention. From a...
conference paper 2015