Target the Use Phase! Design for Sustainable Behaviour.
Paper in proceedings, 2013

One approach to further decrease the environmental impact of products is to target the use phase. According to the Design for Sustainable Behaviour approach different design strategies can be used to enable a more sustainable use of products by influencing the user’s behaviour. The strategies suggested include matching products to users’ current behaviours, enlightening users, spurring or steering the users towards more sustainable behaviours, and applying a force dimension to the products. Empirical studies demonstrate the feasibility of different strategies. However further knowledge is needed on which strategies to apply in which situations and for what problems.

sustainability

behaviour

design

Author

Sara Renström

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Design and Human Factors

Anneli Selvefors

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Design and Human Factors

Helena Strömberg

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Design and Human Factors

MariAnne Karlsson

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Design and Human Factors

Ulrike Rahe

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Design and Human Factors

The 6th International Conference on Life Cycle Management in Gothenburg 2013

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Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Subject Categories

Design

Other Engineering and Technologies

Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified

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10/8/2017