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Product-service system design for sustainability

Author: Carlo Vezzoli; Cindy Kohtala; Amrit Srinivasan
Publisher: Sheffield : Greenleaf Publishing, 2013.
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This book, based on a huge European and Asian research project, is a state-of-the-art examination of the theory and practice of system innovation through Product-Service System (PSS) design for sustainability from a trans-cultural viewpoint. PSS design incorporates innovative strategies that shift businesses away from simply designing and selling physical products to developing integrated systems of products and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carlo Vezzoli; Cindy Kohtala; Amrit Srinivasan
ISBN: 9781906093679 1906093679
OCLC Number: 850176953
Description: xxii, 502 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: ForewordIntroduction: sustainability in designDesign and sustainability: an increasing roleThe structure of this book PART 1: CONSOLIDATED KNOWLEDGE AND KNOW-HOW ON PRODUCT-SERVICE SYSTEM DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITY1. Sustainable development and system discontinuity2. PSS innovation and sustainability3. Product-Service System design for sustainability4. Methods and tools for system design for sustainability PART 2: THE NEW DESIGN FRONTIERS OF PRODUCT-SERVICE SYSTEM DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITYSection 1: New Ways to Deliver Satisfaction and Manage the Transition1. An aesthetic for sustainable interactions in Product-Service Systems?2. Sustainable consumer satisfaction in the context of clothing3. Developing new products and services in entrepreneurial contexts4. The societal embedding of sustainable Product-Service Systems: looking for synergies between strategic design and transition studies5. Our common nature: insights from the `moral faculty' and its potential role in system design for socially and environmentally sustainable outcomesSection 2: New Perspectives on Sustainable PSS in Low-Income and Emerging Contexts6. PSS in waste: lessons from the Indian informal economy7. Sustainable Product-Service Systems in the informal economy of poor urban contexts: India and the case of press workers in clothes care system in Delhi8. Sustainability at work, sustainability at play: the consequences of an urban horticulture project involving underprivileged children in IndiaSection 3: New Ways to Leverage Social Innovation for Sustainability9. Design for Chinese social innovation: pilot PSS design experiences for sustainable lifestyles10. Design and social innovation: design practice and methods based on networks and communities11. Catalysing social resources for sustainable changes: social innovation and community-centred designSection 4: New Ways to Design for Moderation12. A brief introduction to the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy13. The principle of self-reliance in design for a sufficiency economy14. MATTEROLOGY: a Chinese method for sustainable design thinking15. Modern Product-Service System design and the concept of an ecological civilisation: a traditional Chinese viewSection 5: New Ways to Educate16. New ways of educating: articulating experience17. Creative sustainability: the role of (design) education18. Transdisciplinary platforms: teaching sustainability to design students19. Learning the unlearned: product design for sustainability20. Bringing streamlined LCA into the sustainable PSS design process
Responsibility: edited by Carlo Vezzoli, Cindy Kohtala, Amrit Srinivasan.

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A state-of-the-art examination of the theory and practice of system innovation, through Product Service System (PSS) design for sustainability from a trans-cultural viewpoint. Based on a European and  Read more...

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