PRODUCT DESIGN FOR A CIRCULAR ECONOMY: FUNCTIONAL RECOVERY ON FOCUS
DS 92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference
Editor: Marjanović D., Štorga M., Škec S., Bojčetić N., Pavković N.
Author: Pozo Arcos, Beatriz; Balkenende, A. Ruud; Bakker, Conny A.; Sundin, Erik
Section: SOCIOTECHNICAL ISSUES IN DESIGN
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.21278/idc.2018.0214
This paper explores existing design strategies, guidelines and product features that enable functional recovery operations like repair, refurbishing or remanufacturing. A circular economy demands for products to be kept as valuable as possible for as long as possible. Therefore, recovery operations should be easy to perform in an efficient manner, which is influenced by product design. As a result of the literature review conducted, this paper presents a categorization of functional recovery guidelines for product design and identifies the need to plan for recovery at early design stages.
Keywords: sustainability, design guidelines, end of use, recovery operations, early design phase