Design for the environment in UK product design consultancies and in-house design teams: an explorative case study on current practices and opinions.

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dc.contributor.author Radlovic, Philippe en
dc.contributor.author Lemon, Mark en
dc.contributor.author Ford, Peter B. en
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-16T09:09:40Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-16T09:09:40Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Radlovic, P., Lemon, M. and Ford, P. (2013) Design for the environment in UK product design consultancies and in-house design teams: an explorative case study on current practices and opinions. The International Journal of Design Management and Professional Practice, 6, 2, pp. 73-83 en
dc.identifier.issn 2325-162X
dc.identifier.issn 2325-1638
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/8518
dc.description.abstract This paper considers the perceptions of design consultancies and in house design teams about design for environment (DfE) and its implementation. The research reported investigates the current design for the environment practices, if any, that are evident within twenty British product development teams. Semi-structured interviews were undertaken where possible with designers, engineers, production managers and managing directors about their current projects in order to generate a state of the art picture about the adoption of DfE in product development. The paper presents an overview of the preliminary analysis of these case studies and proceeds to highlight the difficulties that design for the environment faces within product development teams; these include low reputation, recognition and adoption of DfE, as well as a lack of cohesive direction across the process. The need for further research that focuses on how these difficulties could be overcome in different parts of product development and the wider context of operations management is highlighted. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Design for Environment en
dc.subject Eco-tools en
dc.subject Product Development en
dc.subject Sustainability en
dc.title Design for the environment in UK product design consultancies and in-house design teams: an explorative case study on current practices and opinions. en
dc.type Article en
dc.peerreviewed Yes en


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