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Title: Ecodesign tools for designers - defining the requirements
Authors: Lofthouse, V.A.
Keywords: Ecodesign
Industrial design
Product design
Tools
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: LOFTHOUSE, V.A., 2006. Ecodesign tools for designers - defining the requirements. Journal of Cleaner Production, 14(15-16) pp. 1386-1395
Abstract: This paper presents the findings from a research project which set out to understand the type of requirements that industrial designers have of ecodesign tools, through the use of a web based prototype. Through qualitative data collection and analysis a number of important criteria for ecodesign tools were identified. The conclusions recognise the importance of developing holistic tools for industrial designers, identifying that a combination of guidance, education and information, along with well considered content, appropriate presentation and easy access, are all critical to their success. A framework for ecodesign tools for industrial designers is presented along with the evolution of 'Information/Inspiration' into a fully working web-based tool.
Description: This article was accepted for publication in the Journal of Cleaner Production [© Elsevier]. The definitive version is available at: www.elsevier.com/locate/jclepro
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/1008
ISSN: 0959-6526
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