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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.<br/>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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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