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A Research Roadmap for Sustainable Design Methods and Tools

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Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft, 2629 HS Delft, The Netherlands
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School of Systems & Enterprises, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ 07030, USA
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Department of Strategic Sustainable Development, Blekinge Institute of Technology, SE-371 79 Karlskrona, Sweden
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Industrial Engineering, Université Paris-Saclay, CentraleSupélec, F-91192 Paris, France
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Ford Motor Company, Detroit, MI 30170, USA
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Wilson School of Design, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey, BC V3W 2M8, Canada
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Sustainability 2020, 12(19), 8174; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12198174
Received: 27 August 2020 / Revised: 27 September 2020 / Accepted: 30 September 2020 / Published: 3 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Product Design and Manufacturing)
Sustainable design methods and tools abound, but their implementation in practice remains marginal. This article brings together results from previous literature reviews and analyses of sustainable design methods and tools, as well as input from design researchers and professional practitioners to identify the needs and gaps in the area. It results in a shared vision of how sustainable design methods and tools can be more tightly integrated into mainstream product design and development, as well as the current state of practice and research in relation to four central questions: What are the needs and values of industry regarding sustainable design? What improvements in sustainable design methods and tools would most drive industry forward? How should researchers move forward with developing more useful sustainable design methods and tools? How can sustainable design be more effectively integrated into industry? A roadmap for the international sustainable design research community is proposed with descriptions of short-, medium-, and long-term tasks for addressing each question. The purpose is to support collective progress and discussions on method and tool development and adoption, and to enable more tangible success in mainstreaming sustainable design practices in industry. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable design; design methodologies; product development; design methods and tools; research agenda; industry adoption sustainable design; design methodologies; product development; design methods and tools; research agenda; industry adoption
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Faludi, J.; Hoffenson, S.; Kwok, S.Y.; Saidani, M.; Hallstedt, S.I.; Telenko, C.; Martinez, V. A Research Roadmap for Sustainable Design Methods and Tools. Sustainability 2020, 12, 8174. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12198174

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Faludi J, Hoffenson S, Kwok SY, Saidani M, Hallstedt SI, Telenko C, Martinez V. A Research Roadmap for Sustainable Design Methods and Tools. Sustainability. 2020; 12(19):8174. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12198174

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Faludi, Jeremy, Steven Hoffenson, Sze Y. Kwok, Michael Saidani, Sophie I. Hallstedt, Cassandra Telenko, and Victor Martinez. 2020. "A Research Roadmap for Sustainable Design Methods and Tools" Sustainability 12, no. 19: 8174. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12198174

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