Integrating environmental aspects in products
2004 (English)In: Proceedings of NordDesign: Product Development in Changing Enviroment / [ed] Lehtonen T., 2004, 244-250 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper present the result from two different interview studies made in Sweden. One study had focus on companies developing consumer products and focus of the other study was product developing companies. The companies in the study were from small to large size.
Many different aspects need to be considered when a product is developed. Most of them are connected directly to the function of the product such as speed, weight, height etc. Historically the main focus has been the products functionality, other aspects such as environmental, design, and ergonomic have been considered as less important.
The study show that size of the company affects how the companies work with environmental issues. The larger companies were more active regarding the work more with environmental issue. They have the possibility to have in-house knowledge or to contract external support to study their products.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. 244-250 p.
environmental demands; sustainable engineering; Design for Environment (DfE); eco-design
Other Environmental Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-6825ISI: 000252984000026ISBN: 978-952-15-1227-8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-6825DiVA: diva2:11644
5th Biannual NordDesign 2004 Conference Tampere Univ Technol, Tampere, Finland, Aug. 18-20, 2004
QC 201008202007-02-282007-02-282010-08-20Bibliographically approved