The paper presents a systematic approach for sustainability assessment of products since the very early phases of concept design. The procedure helps the designer in redesigning a product (but also the related processes and services) to reduce its overall impacts. Moreover, for the sustainability assessment since the concept phase, it makes use of a strategy based on assessing the product impacts by analogy with respect to similar products. The paper ends with a case study which illustrates the method and proposes a redesign of the product-process-service related to a pram. The consequences of the redesign spread also to the business level.

Sustainability assessment by analogy in early design stages

MONTELISCIANI, GABRIELE;GABELLONI, DONATA;FANTONI, GUALTIERO;BONACCORSI, ANDREA
2012

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The paper presents a systematic approach for sustainability assessment of products since the very early phases of concept design. The procedure helps the designer in redesigning a product (but also the related processes and services) to reduce its overall impacts. Moreover, for the sustainability assessment since the concept phase, it makes use of a strategy based on assessing the product impacts by analogy with respect to similar products. The paper ends with a case study which illustrates the method and proposes a redesign of the product-process-service related to a pram. The consequences of the redesign spread also to the business level.
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