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Title: Evolution of Design for Sustainability: From Product Design to Design for System Innovations and Transitions
Authors: Ceschin, F
Gaziulusoy, IA
Keywords: Design for Sustainability;Evolution;Design research
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Design Studies, 2016
Abstract: The paper explores the evolution of Design for Sustainability (DfS). Following a quasi-chronological pattern, our exploration provides an overview of the DfS field, categorising the design approaches developed in the past two decades under four innovation levels: Product, Product-Service System, Spatio-Social and Socio-Technical System. As a result, we propose an evolutionary framework and map the reviewed DfS approaches onto this framework. The proposed framework synthesizes the evolution of DfS field, showing how it has progressively expanded from a technical and product-centric focus towards large scale system level changes in which sustainability is understood as a socio-technical challenge. The framework also shows how the various DfS approaches contribute to particular sustainability aspects and visualise linkages, overlaps and complementarities between these approaches.
ISSN: 1872-6909
Appears in Collections:Dept of Design Research Papers

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