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Sustainability Innovation in early phases
Blekinge Institute of Technology.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.
2011 (Swedish)In: Impacting society through engineering design: ICED 11 København, the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design ; 15th - 18th August 2011, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Copenhagen, Denmark ; proceedings volumes / [ed] Steve Culley; Ben Hicks; Tim McAloone; T.J. Howard, Design Research Society, 2011, Vol. 5 : Design for X, design to X, 187-197 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Sustainability is a complex but extremely important issue. To achieve a new industrial revolution that focuses on sustainability, we need innovation. Just improving our technologies and our habits will not save our planet from its current gradual degradation.In recent decades many Eco-tools have been developed; this paper evaluates the most important and used today, how they help to consider sustainability in the product development process and identify important and missing characteristics, arguing that many eco-tools were experienced by the companies as too complex and time-consuming and often not aid the innovation process. These characteristics guided the development of a new framework for sustainability innovation based on a multidisciplinary workshop approach. It focuses on analyzing customers from a sustainable viewpoint, understanding their real needs, using ideation tools to generate ideas in areas not usually considered in current eco-tools, e.g. changing customer behavior or the business model. The method was developed, tested and evaluated in an iterative approach over a six-month period.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Design Research Society, 2011. Vol. 5 : Design for X, design to X, 187-197 p.
, DS / Design Society, 68
Keyword [en]
Engineering mechanics - Construction engineering
Keyword [sv]
fasteass, Teknisk mekanik - Konstruktionsteknik
Research subject
Functional Product Development
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-28336Local ID: 21b62259-dbba-49f7-9105-d9bdd50ba883ISBN: 978-1-904670-25-4OAI: diva2:1001532
International Conference on Engineering Design : 15/08/2011 - 19/08/2011
PIEp - Product Innovation Engineering Programme
Validerad; 2011; 20110328 (petert)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30Bibliographically approved

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