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Product-Service System Design for Sustainability

This book, based on a huge European and Asian research project, is a state-of-the-art examination of the theory and practice of system innovation through Product-Service System (PSS) design for sustainability from a trans-cultural viewpoint. PSS design incorporates innovative strategies that shift businesses away from simply designing and selling physical products to developing integrated systems of products and services that satisfy human needs. The book provides background, advice and tools for designers interested in sustainable PSSs and has a wealth of case studies for practitioners to digest.

Foreword 
Arturo Dell’acqua Bellavitis, Dean of the School of Design, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Introduction: Sustainability in design

Part 1: Consolidated Knowledge and Know-How on Product-Service System Design for Sustainability

1. Sustainable development and system discontinuity

2. PSS innovation and sustainability

3. Product-Service System design for sustainability

4. Methods and tools for system design for sustainability

Bibliography

Appendices

Part 2: The New Design Frontiers of Product-Service System Design for Sustainability

Section 1: New Ways to Deliver Satisfaction and Manage the Transition

1. An aesthetic for sustainable interactions in Product-Service Systems?

2. Sustainable consumer satisfaction in the context of clothing

3. Developing new products and services in entrepreneurial contexts

4. The societal embedding of sustainable Product-Service Systems: looking for synergies between strategic design and transition studies

5. Our common nature: insights from the ‘moral faculty’ and its potential role in system design for socially and environmentally sustainable outcomes

Section 2: New Perspectives on Sustainable PSS in Low-Income and Emerging Contexts

6. PSS in waste: lessons from the Indian informal economy

7.  Sustainable Product-Service Systems in the informal economy of poor urban contexts: India and the case of press workers in clothes care system in Delhi

8. Sustainability at work, sustainability at play: the consequences of an urban horticulture project involving underprivileged children in India

Section 3: New Ways to Leverage Social Innovation for Sustainability

9. Design for Chinese social innovation: pilot PSS design experiences for sustainable lifestyles

10. Design and social innovation: design practice and methods based on networks and communities

11. Catalysing social resources for sustainable changes: social innovation and community-centred design

Section 4: New Ways to Design for Moderation

12.  A brief introduction to the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy

13.  The principle of self-reliance in design for a sufficiency economy

14. MATTEROLOGY: a Chinese method for sustainable design thinking

15. Modern Product-Service System design and the concept of an ecological civilisation: a traditional Chinese view

Section 5: New Ways to Educate

16. New ways of educating: articulating experience

17. Creative sustainability: the role of (design) education

18. Transdisciplinary platforms: teaching sustainability to design students

19. Learning the unlearned: product design for sustainability

20. Bringing streamlined LCA into the sustainable PSS design process

CARLO VEZZOLI, CINDY KOHTALA, AMRIT SRINIVASAN, LIU XIN, MOI FUSAKUL, DEEPTA SATEESH and J.C. DIEHL are part of the LeNs, a network of international universities studying system design for sustainability.

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