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Krah, S.C. (author), Magnier, L.B.M. (author)
The environmental burden of packaging is huge. However, redesigning packaging to make it more sustainable without damaging its other functions is not always easy and can have a negative impact on consumers’ choice. In this paper, we adopt a user-perspective and test the effects of packaging appearance and a better eco-label on consumers’...
conference paper 2019
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Fakhredin, F. (author)
The topic of this thesis is design for recycling (DfR) of electronic products. More than ever before, electronic products are intruding into our everyday life, both in the household and in industry, resulting in increasing numbers of electronic products ending up in waste streams (also known as electronic waste, or e-waste). Electronic products...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Prendeville, S.M. (author), O'Connor, Frank (author), Bocken, N.M.P. (author), Bakker, C.A. (author)
The aim of this article is to explore how ecodesign dilemmas contribute to a firm's ecodesign evolution. The article achieves this through empirical research into a process of ecodesign decision-making in a single firm. The study spans a timeframe of nine years. The article describes how recognising and dealing with ecodesign dilemmas fuels...
journal article 2017
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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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Wever, R. (author)
Packaging has always received a lot of attention within the field of design for sustainability. The classical approach has been to mainly focus on reducing the impact of the packaging. This approach stems from the ill-informed position that packaging is superfluous, or at best there only for marketing reasons. This is a rather guild-based...
conference paper 2014
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Nilstad Pettersen, I. (author), Bakker, C.A. (author)
European ecodesign policy is currently bringing material resource efficiency into focus. This paper explores how and to what extent policy addresses sustainable consumption-related issues, and what the consequences may be for the future role of design in supporting sustainable everyday consumption. How will policy help and hinder designers and...
conference paper 2013
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Wever, R. (author), Peck, D. (author), De Eyto, A. (author)
Sustainable innovation comes in many forms and sizes. There are different philosophies about how to design, such as EcoDesign, bio-mimicry and Cradle-to-cradle. There are differences in organizational contexts, such as multinationals, small and medium sized enterprises, start-ups and design agencies. Furthermore, different product categories and...
conference paper 2013
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Wever, R. (author), Vogtländer, J. (author)
The classical method to compare the environmental impact or eco-burden of different packaging designs is to use life cycle assessment (LCA). LCA requires a functional unit to compare unequal concepts on an ‘equal’ footing, for instance by comparing three 0,5 litre bottles, with one 1,5 litre bottle. Creating this ‘equal’ footing usually ignores...
conference paper 2013
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Wever, R. (author)
For better or worse, products contribute to shaping the behaviour of their users. Hence, designers have the opportunity, or if you are so inclined the responsibility, to take those potential behaviour changes into account in their design process. Through thoughtful design, they may aim to change user behaviour for the better and make it, for...
journal article 2012
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Hallstedt, S. (author), Thompson, A. (author)
The results of unsustainable product innovation are evident worldwide. Products and their usage contribute to global sustainability problems. Companies building competence in innovation for sustainability will therefore gain competitive advantages in the evolving sustainability-driven market at the same time as sustainability is a driving force...
conference paper 2010
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Behrisch, J. (author), Ramirez, M. (author), Giurco, D. (author)
This paper assesses the use of ecologically sustainable design approaches by industrial design (ID) consultancies in Australia and Germany. Whilst much academic research has focussed on the development of ecodesign strategies and tools, it remains unclear to whatextent these are actually applied by practitioners. This paper investigates the...
conference paper 2010
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Borchardt, M. (author), Sellitto, M.A. (author), Pereira, G.M. (author), Gomes, L.P. (author)
This study aims to devise group guidelines to implement ecodesign practices (Design for Environment) in the furniture industry. Surveys were the main research method used to investigate the level of application of ecodesign in 22 companies in southern Brazil. The term ecodesign was unfolded into ecodesign practices (set of activities), which...
conference paper 2010
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Wever, R. (author)
So far, the sustainability focus on packaging has been strongly on resource conservation and material recycling. However, as this thesis demonstrates based on LCA studies, for typical cases of packed consumer durables, the transportation of the packed product has a higher environmental impact than the packaging material used. Analysis of a...
doctoral thesis 2009
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Boks, C. (author), Wever, R. (author)
Design for Sustainability has traditionally focused strongly on green fulfilment of a given function, i.e. the process after a design brief has been formulated. The part of the New Product Development process that comes before the formulation of the design brief, is usually referred to as the Fuzzy Front End. Here, the function is determined...
conference paper 2007
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Boks, C.B. (author), Stevels, A.L.N. (author)
Consolidation of knowledge, information and experiences in application of Design for Environment principles is done at various levels, ranging from easy to understand slogans to design guidelines, and even to tailor-made solutions. This brings about that dissemination of this knowledge should be done taking carefully the intended audience and...
journal article 2007
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Boks, C. (author), Diehl, J.C. (author), Wever, R. (author)
Developments in the field of sustainable product design are manifold, which means that education in this field is rapidly evolving as well. In this paper, the continuously evolving portfolio of courses offered at Delft University of Technology’s Industrial Design Engineering faculty is systematically discussed, with a focus on content, course...
conference paper 2006
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Wever, R. (author), Boks, C. (author), Stevels, A. (author)
Two major changes are currently taking place in the world of Consumer Electronics. They are, first, the relocation of production to low-wage countries, in particularly China. This results in longer distribution distances, which lead to a higher relative importance of this phase in the entire life cycle. To make this phase as efficient as...
conference paper 2006
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Wever, R. (author), Boks, C.B. (author), Stevels, A.L.N. (author)
By postponing the packing of consumer electronics (CE) products into their final consumer package, until after long-distance transportation, substantial economic savings and environmental improvements can be achieved, due to higher efficiency during transportation. In such a case, long-distance transportation is done in multiple or bulk packages...
conference paper 2006
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Crul, M.R.M. (author)
This PhD thesis describes and analyses the change process started by the Ecodesign project in Central America, executed between 1998 and 2002. The project started using the concept and praxis developed in Europe. Nine ecodesign projects were performed in industry, and ecodesign was introduced to counterpart organisations. With these first...
doctoral thesis 2003
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Van Hemel, C.G. (author)
doctoral thesis 1998
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