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Title: An aesthetic for sustainable interactions in product-service systems?
Authors: Ceschin, F
Vezzoli, C
Zingale, S
Keywords: Product-service system;Design for sustainability;Aesthetic;Service design
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Greenleaf Publishing
Citation: Sustainability in design: now! Challenges and opportunities for design research, education and practice in the XXI century, Bangalore, India, 2: 1490 - 1501, 29 Sep - 1 Oct 2010
Abstract: Eco-efficient Product-Service System (PSS) innovations represent a promising approach to sustainability. However the application of this concept is still very limited because its implementation and diffusion is hindered by several barriers (cultural, corporate and regulative ones). The paper investigates the barriers that affect the attractiveness and acceptation of eco-efficient PSS alternatives, and opens the debate on the aesthetic of eco-efficient PSS, and the way in which aesthetic could enhance some specific inner qualities of this kinds of innovations. Integrating insights from semiotics, the paper outlines some first research hypothesis on how the aesthetic elements of an eco-efficient PSS could facilitate user attraction, acceptation and satisfaction.
Description: Copyright @ 2012 Greenleaf Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-906093-55-6
Appears in Collections:Design
Dept of Design Research Papers

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