A Research Roadmap for Sustainable Design Methods and Tools

Jeremy Faludi, Steven Hoffenson, Sze Yin Kwok, Michael Saidani, Sophie Hallstedt, Cassandra Telenko, Victor Martinez
2020 Sustainability  
Sustainable design methods and tools abound, but their implementation in practice remains marginal. This article brings together results from previous literature reviews and analyses of sustainable design methods and tools, as well as input from design researchers and professional practitioners to identify the needs and gaps in the area. It results in a shared vision of how sustainable design methods and tools can be more tightly integrated into mainstream product design and development, as
more » ... as the current state of practice and research in relation to four central questions: What are the needs and values of industry regarding sustainable design? What improvements in sustainable design methods and tools would most drive industry forward? How should researchers move forward with developing more useful sustainable design methods and tools? How can sustainable design be more effectively integrated into industry? A roadmap for the international sustainable design research community is proposed with descriptions of short-, medium-, and long-term tasks for addressing each question. The purpose is to support collective progress and discussions on method and tool development and adoption, and to enable more tangible success in mainstreaming sustainable design practices in industry.
doi:10.3390/su12198174 fatcat:arpy2w3lwzeu7logjfr3x35dpa