WORKSHOP METHOD FOR EARLY SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Editor: Marjanović D., Štorga M., Škec S., Bojčetić N., Pavković N.
Author: Schulte, Jesko; Hallstedt, Sophie I.
Section: SOCIOTECHNICAL ISSUES IN DESIGN
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.21278/idc.2018.0209
It is in the early phases of product development that most of a product’s life-cycle sustainability impact is determined. This study presents a workshop method that has the purpose to support multi-disciplinary teams in sustainable product development, focusing on early phases. The workshop method aims to map the sustainability challenges and opportunities of a concept at an overarching level, utilizing backcasting from sustainability principles in three steps: create vision, assess current state, derive strategies. Testing and validation was done at two companies and with one academic group.