Use2Use

The objective of the Use2Use project is to develop methods and tools to support companies to develop cirkular products and services, that benefit companies, consumers, and the environment.

The number of avaliable product development methods and tools for supporting sustainable consumption is low. Moreover, the exisiting methods focus on issues of production and business rather than the consumers and their needs. Addressing the needs of the consumer has large potential and it makes it relevant to discuss questions such as: How can products be designed for shared use? How can we encourage people to pass thier products on to someone else once they no longer have use for them? How can we design products for multiple use-cycles?

A first verison of a tool to address such questions has been developed. The tentative tool lets companies explore the process of obtaining, using, and ridding products, in order to identify opportunities for supporting circular paths of consumption from a user-perspective.

Participants

Oskar Rexfelt (contact)

Docent vid Chalmers University of Technology, Industrial and Materials Science, Design and Human Factors

Sara Renström

Doktorand vid Chalmers University of Technology, Industrial and Materials Science, Design and Human Factors

Anneli Selvefors

Forskare vid Chalmers University of Technology, Industrial and Materials Science, Design and Human Factors

Helena Strömberg

Universitetslektor vid Chalmers University of Technology, Industrial and Materials Science, Design and Human Factors

Collaborations

Hultafors Group

Hultafors, Sweden

Transformator Design

Stockholm, Sweden

Funding

Kamprad Family Foundation

Funding Chalmers participation during 2016–2019

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

More information

Project Web Page

http://use2use.se/

Latest update

2018-03-13