A Toolkit for Designing Products and Services Fit for Circular Consumption
Paper in proceeding, 2019

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

circular consumption


user centered design

Circular design tool


Oskar Rexfelt

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Design and Human Factors

Anneli Selvefors

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Design and Human Factors

Proceedings of EcoDesign 2019 International Symposium


EcoDesign 2019 - 11th International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing
Yokohama, Japan,

A User Perspective on Product Life-Cycles

Kamprad Family Foundation, 2016-09-01 -- 2019-08-31.

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Sustainable development

Innovation and entrepreneurship

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Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified

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