A Toolkit for Designing Products and Services Fit for Circular Consumption
Book chapter, 2021

This paper introduces the Use2Use design toolkit—a set of tools that can be used to design for circular consumption. In contrast to other available circular design tools, the toolkit emphasises the importance of applying a user perspective when exploring opportunities for product circularity. It aids designers and other agents to explore user needs, identify consumption-related design challenges, and design products and services that can create enabling preconditions that make it possible, more convenient, and preferable for people to circulate products from use to use. The process to develop the tool is initially presented followed by a description of the toolkit and its five tools. The paper concludes with a discussion regarding how the proposed toolkit compares to other circular design tools and what implications it has for design practice and future research.


Circular economy

User centered design

Circular design tool

Circular consumption


Oskar Rexfelt

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Design and Human Factors

Anneli Selvefors

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Design and Human Factors

Sustainable Production, Life Cycle Engineering and Management

21940541 (ISSN) 2194055X (eISSN)


Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Subject Categories


Interaction Technologies

Areas of Advance




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