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Design for Sustainability (DfS) and Dematerialization by design

Abstract

This workshop explored the possibilities to promote dematerialization by design. During the workshop track the participants gained insight into several design- for-sustainability approaches and methods, in order to exploit the strengths of the design process itself. The student participants were invited to challenge the 'traditional' design approach, which often focuses only on getting a product onto the market on time, and instead looked into new ways to expand stakeholder participation, to increase the basis for decision-making into a collaboratively mediated setting of goals and aims, and to pursue the more widespread participation necessary for sustainable outcomes. The students were then able to use these approaches to work on their predefined interest areas, to find new and meaningful ways to implement design in the pursuit of more sustainable solutions. (orig.)
Authors:
Marttila, T; Kohtala, C [1] 
  1. Aalto Univ. School of Art and Design, Helsinki (Finland). Dept. of Design
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 2011
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
Aalto-C-8/2011
Resource Relation:
Conference: Nordic Climate Festival (at) Aalto, Espoo (Finland), 30 Aug - 2 Sep 2011; Other Information: 5 refs.; Related Information: In: Shortcuts to sustainable Nordic communities. Experiences from Nordic Climate Festival (at) Aalto|by Haanpaa, S. (ed.)|232 page(s)
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; DESIGN; SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT; COOPERATION; CONSUMER PRODUCTS; GOODS AND SERVICES
OSTI ID:
22083046
Research Organizations:
Aalto Univ. School of Eng., Espoo (Finland). Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, YTK
Country of Origin:
Finland
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISBN 978-952-60-4414-9; ISBN 978-952-60-4415-6; TRN: FI1303141
Availability:
Available at http://lib.tkk.fi/CROSSOVER/2011/isbn9789526044156.pdf
Submitting Site:
FI
Size:
page(s) 89-107
Announcement Date:
Apr 17, 2013

Citation Formats

Marttila, T, and Kohtala, C. Design for Sustainability (DfS) and Dematerialization by design. Finland: N. p., 2011. Web.
Marttila, T, & Kohtala, C. Design for Sustainability (DfS) and Dematerialization by design. Finland.
Marttila, T, and Kohtala, C. 2011. "Design for Sustainability (DfS) and Dematerialization by design." Finland.
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abstractNote = {This workshop explored the possibilities to promote dematerialization by design. During the workshop track the participants gained insight into several design- for-sustainability approaches and methods, in order to exploit the strengths of the design process itself. The student participants were invited to challenge the 'traditional' design approach, which often focuses only on getting a product onto the market on time, and instead looked into new ways to expand stakeholder participation, to increase the basis for decision-making into a collaboratively mediated setting of goals and aims, and to pursue the more widespread participation necessary for sustainable outcomes. The students were then able to use these approaches to work on their predefined interest areas, to find new and meaningful ways to implement design in the pursuit of more sustainable solutions. (orig.)}
place = {Finland}
year = {2011}
month = {Jul}
}