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Designing value through less by integrating sustainability strategies into lifestyles

  • The article argues for a need to overcome a conventional notion of product design. In this regard, the article offers an integrative and systemic approach to sustainable design. Instead of focusing on objects, a user-centred perspective is adopted. A sustainable design of products and services requires the integration of production-orientated (efficiency and consistency) and consumption-orientated (sufficiency) strategies. The article introduces the concept of an indicator that is capable of comprehending a lifecycle-wide analysis of products and that favours the integration of existing sustainability strategies. The goal is not to design sustainable products but rather to design systems that manage to foster sustainable lifestyles. TheThe article argues for a need to overcome a conventional notion of product design. In this regard, the article offers an integrative and systemic approach to sustainable design. Instead of focusing on objects, a user-centred perspective is adopted. A sustainable design of products and services requires the integration of production-orientated (efficiency and consistency) and consumption-orientated (sufficiency) strategies. The article introduces the concept of an indicator that is capable of comprehending a lifecycle-wide analysis of products and that favours the integration of existing sustainability strategies. The goal is not to design sustainable products but rather to design systems that manage to foster sustainable lifestyles. The article illustrates the usability of the introduced concept by showing examples of strategic integrative thinking in sustainable design from the Sustainable Summer Schools.show moreshow less

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Document Type:Peer-Reviewed Article
Author:Christa LiedtkeORCiDGND, Johannes Buhl, Najine Ameli
URN (citable link):https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:bsz:wup4-opus-49595
Year of Publication:2013
Language:English
Source Title (English):International journal of sustainable design
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1504/IJSDES.2013.057124
Volume:2
Issue:2
First Page:167
Last Page:180
Release Date:2013/10/18
Division:Nachhaltiges Produzieren und Konsumieren
Dewey Decimal Classification:300 Sozialwissenschaften
Licence:License LogoIn Copyright - Urheberrechtlich geschützt