THE APPRAISAL OF SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS
DS 92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference
Editor: Marjanović D., Štorga M., Škec S., Bojčetić N., Pavković N.
Author: Bahrudin, Fadzli Irwan; Aurisicchio, Marco
Section: SOCIOTECHNICAL ISSUES IN DESIGN
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.21278/idc.2018.0455
This paper seeks to understand how users appraise sustainable materials. Using think-aloud sessions, appraisals of sustainable materials embodied in products were collected from users and categorised. To account for the appraisal of aspects such as origin, use and end of life of materials, we have extended a previous categorisation of material appraisals to include a systemic theme. The results stress the importance of the sensorial and semantic themes and the existence of relationships between appraisal themes. This understanding is useful to facilitate the uptake of sustainable materials.
Keywords: sustainable design, user experience, multisensory product experience