USING ECODESIGN GUIDELINES FOR CONCEPT EVALUATION: FINDINGS FROM AN EXPERIMENT
Research presented in this paper considers eco-evaluation of product’s concepts. Literature review shows that there is a wide variety of analytic environmental methods and tools, but they are not ideally fitted for evaluation of products at their conceptual development stage. Analytical tools provide detailed and usually systematic analysis at specific stages of product development process or its life cycle. A case study that compares work of novice designers with and without ecodesign guidelines is presented.