Beyond the product lifecycle: from product life to material life Park, Miles en_US 2021-11-25T12:31:51Z 2021-11-25T12:31:51Z 2006 en_US
dc.description.abstract The concept of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) is of increasing interest to government, industry and researchers. Strategies and actions to improve product lifespans is just one of many contributions that design is investigating as a part of the SCP agenda. Drawing examples from the consumer electronics sector, this paper considers the likely effectiveness of product lifespan strategies to mitigate environmental and social impacts. It argues that behavioural and structural obstacles, which lay behind product obsolescence, can undermine design for product lifespan strategies. By shifting emphasis from design for product life to design for material life, many of these behavioural and structural obstacles could be avoided. The imperative shifts from prolonging product life to prolonging material life (the stuff from which products are made of), in the consumption production economy. This can be achieved, in part, by building new alliances with the growing de-manufacturing sector opening up new possibilities for design innovation. Material lifespan strategies are surveyed with specific reference to the consumer electronics sector. Design for material life could effectively tackle escalating consumption, especially in fast growing sectors such as consumer electronics goods. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-972-98701-7-0 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher IADE-Instituto de Artes Visuais, Design e Marketing en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other sustainable production-consumption en_US
dc.subject.other design and sustainability en_US
dc.subject.other sustainable consumption en_US
dc.subject.other sustainable system innovations en_US
dc.subject.other product lifespans en_US
dc.title Beyond the product lifecycle: from product life to material life en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en
dcterms.accessRights open access
dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
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unsw.description.publisherStatement Proceedings published by Design Research Society en_US
unsw.identifier.doi Lisbon, Portugal en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceLocation Lisbon, Portugal en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceName Wonderground - 2006 Design Research Society International Conference in Lisbon en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceProceedingsTitle Wonderground: International Conference 2006 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceYear 2006 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Park, Miles, Built Environment, Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW en_US School of Built Environment *
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