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Suib, S.S.S.B. (author)
Values are attributed to products over time and across generations. They are created, compiled, shared, evolved, exchanged, and also discarded. However, creating an explicit theory and analysis on this subject is challenging due to the abstract and multifaceted nature of the topic with a plethora of theories from various research communities. To...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Icibaci, L.M. (author)
This research departs from the desire to understand the practice of reuse of building products from a systemic standpoint, representing a network of multiple factors influencing the process of reusing. Through the Industrial Ecology theoretical framework, these relations are dynamic and contextually bounded defining the commercial feasibility of...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Celik, G.S. (author)
With the ever-growing development of technology, being able to innovate is the ultimate goal to create an advantage for organizations, regions and countries. Innovation enables the prosperous growth of communities all over the world, but not all regions are able to keep up. This thesis focuses on regions that have not benefitted fully from this...
doctoral thesis 2018
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de Koning, J.I.J.C. (author)
Growing unsustainable consumption in Vietnam is a pressing issue, especially in urban areas. The effects of rapid economic growth, industrialization and increasing wealth in combination with a young, growing population makes that the middle class of Vietnam is on the rise. This movement within the population is making room to form and introduce...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Reubens, R.R.R. (author)
Current sustainable design initiatives and approaches are already looking at using industrial<br/>techniques and technologies to recontextualize renewable materials to create innovative products<br/>and systems to suit global markets. However, the design outputs from these initiatives—while<br/>being mindful of ecological sustainability and...
doctoral thesis 2016
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van der Velden, N.M. (author)
The dissertation ‘Making Fashion Sustainable – The Role of Designers’ describes the PhD research of Natascha M. van der Velden on the envisioned role designers could take responsibility for in the transition towards a more sustainable fashion industry.<br/>The current worldwide textile and apparel system is unsustainable – from both an...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Keskin, D. (author)
Despite the recognition that new ventures are potential candidates of creating innovations necessary for sustainability, little is know on how they actually engage in this journey. Sustainability-oriented new ventures are confronted with high levels of uncertainty that stem from the liabilities of being new and small, as well as demonstrating...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Jin, S. (author)
doctoral thesis 2015
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Küçüksayraç, E. (author)
Design for sustainability is a key approach for achieving sustainable development. This PhD study investigates innovation support for companies working on design for sustainability and intermediaries that provide innovation support. The study focuses on Turkey, where design for sustainability is not yet developed. It investigates the innovation...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Rodrigues Santos, A.L. (author)
Humanitarian emergencies like the natural disasters in Nepal, Haiti or Pakistan or the thousands of refugees and internally displaced people fleeing from long-term conflict in Syria or South Sudan are likely to increase. To provide healthcare assistance, international humanitarian organizations transfer a variety of medical equipment and staff...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Mestre, A.C.C.M. (author)
The study Cork Design: A Design Action Intervention Approach Towards Sustainable Product Innovation comprises the systematic implementation of sustainable product innovation within the Portuguese cork sector, through action research. Cork is a natural, recyclable, non-toxic, and renewable resource, which stems from the bark of the cork oak in...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Köhler, A.R. (author)
This dissertation explores environmental aspects of smart textiles: products that feature a deep integration or even a fusion of textile and electronic materials. The emerging technology exemplifies a contemporary innovation trend of augmenting the functionality of every-day objects to make them smart. The environmental assessment shows that the...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Esser, P.E. (author)
Doctor-patient teleconsultations have the potential to address the challenges of accessibility, quality and costs of healthcare. However, the diffusion of these systems into mainstream healthcare remains low. Taking a designer’s approach to developing teleconsultation systems is expected to have a positive effect on its acceptance. The aim of...
doctoral thesis 2011
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Diehl, J.C. (author)
The transfer of knowledge on product innovation to small- and medium-sized enterprises and local knowledge institutions in developing countries is expected to be one of the key drivers for competiveness and economical growth, and a part of the solution to environmental and social challenge. In that respect, this PhD study focuses on how the...
doctoral thesis 2010
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Flipsen, S.F.J. (author)
It is impossible to imagine life without portable electronics like the laptop computer and cell phone. All these products are powered by a battery, granting them grid independence and all-round protability. Connectivity to the internet and an increase of functionality demands for a better battery. The d1irect methanol fuel cell (DMFC) system...
doctoral thesis 2010
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Joore, J.P. (author)
The focus of design is changing rapidly, as new products are increasingly connected to each other and to the rest of the world. This means that the focus of the designer is less and less on the creation of tangible artifacts, and increasingly on the development of complex interconnected systems. These systems should preferably not only be “new...
doctoral thesis 2010
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Komoto, H. (author)
Integration of product design into service design, or vice versa, is considered to bring more efficient and effective value addition. Besides EcoDesign tools and methods, a methodology to design such an integration of products and services from a systemic perspective, or product-service systems (PSSs), is crucial. Design is considered as one of...
doctoral thesis 2009
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Van der Lugt, P. (author)
Materials have a considerable impact on the environmental sustainability of the products in which they are used. Due to the increasing population and consumption worldwide, more raw materials are consumed than can be produced globally, making especially resource depletion of both abiotic and biotic resources an urgent problem. Due to its good...
doctoral thesis 2008
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Strijk, R. (author)
Present thermal design tools and methods insufficiently support the development of structural concepts engaged by typical practicing designers. Research described in this thesis identifies the main thermal design problems in practice. In addition, models and methods are developed that support an efficient conceptual thermal design process,...
doctoral thesis 2008
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Hellman, H.L. (author)
doctoral thesis 2007
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