Sustainability Cards: Design for Longevity

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Abstrakt

Product longevity is considered widely as a relevant strategic approach, amongst many, within the field of sustainability. Yet, how to design for increased product lifetime may not be so obvious for practitioners. The complexity of the surrounding issues can constitute a barrier for designers and companies, in terms of adopting and implementing the approach in the design process. This paper explores whether and possible how the ‘design card’ format (i.e. method card or alike), can be a way to support dissemination, application and communication of knowledge related to the notion of product longevity for designers and other stakeholders in the design process. The paper is based on a developmental project carried out in the Autumn 2017, within a larger research and collaboration project between raw fur manufacturer Kopenhagen Fur and Design School Kolding investigating sustainability perspectives. The paper describes the development of a deck of sustainability cards aiming for product longevity and presents the final deck. Furthermore, the paper contributes with insights on how designers may apply design cards in the design process and how this practice can further sustainable considerations and strategies in terms of product longevity. As the paper builds on a single case study and is situated within a single discipline (fashion and apparel), the outcome should be considered as tentative indications of future potential.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2017
Antal sider166
StatusUdgivet - 2017
BegivenhedPLATE 2017: Product Lifetimes and the Enviroment - Delft University of Technology, Delft, Holland
Varighed: 8 nov. 201710 nov. 2017

Konference

KonferencePLATE 2017
LokationDelft University of Technology
LandHolland
ByDelft
Periode08/11/201710/11/2017

Emneord

  • Product longevity
  • Design Cards
  • sustainability
  • Fashion design practice
  • Industry collaboration

Kunstnerisk udviklingsvirksomhed (KUV)

  • Nej
  • PLATE 2017

    Karen Marie Hasling (Taler) & Ulla Ræbild (Taler)

    9 nov. 2017

    Aktivitet: Deltagelse i eller arrangement af en begivenhed Deltagelse i workshop, seminar og kursus

    Fil
  • PLATE 2017

    Ulla Ræbild (Taler)

    9 nov. 2017

    Aktivitet: Deltagelse i eller arrangement af en begivenhed Organisation af og deltagelse i konference

  • Cumulus 2017

    Ulla Ræbild (Taler)

    2 jun. 2017

    Aktivitet: Deltagelse i eller arrangement af en begivenhed Organisation af og deltagelse i konference

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