EXPLORING THE SYNERGISTIC RELATIONSHIPS OF CIRCULAR BUSINESS MODEL DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCT DESIGN
DS 92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference
Editor: Marjanović D., Štorga M., Škec S., Bojčetić N., Pavković N.
Author: Pieroni, Marina; Pigosso, Daniela; McAloone, Tim
Section: SOCIOTECHNICAL ISSUES IN DESIGN
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.21278/idc.2018.0202
Circular economy is a key approach for promoting a sustainable society. The design of innovative circular business models is critical and potentially leads to changes in strategies during product design and development. Systemic approaches relating business models and product design should be reflected in the methodological support for circular transformation. This article investigates this synergistic relationship and, by means of literature review, discusses how circular business modelling approaches address the integration with product design. Gaps and future improvements are outlined.
Keywords: circular economy, business models, product design